In response to a surge in need we have referred volunteers to help on a recurring basis with food distributions in Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Tri-Valley.
(Days, times, and responsibilities vary)

Please email with “Food Distributions” in the subject line if you are interested in helping.

Important Update: Since March 30, 2020, all warehouse volunteer shifts are closed to the public. In lieu of community volunteers, County and State agencies have deployed a recurring group to serve our warehouse food packaging operations.

Thanks for your understanding as we ramp up our efforts while limiting the chances of COVID-19 exposure. Please continue to check back as volunteer needs are evolving, and there are still plenty of ways you can keep supporting us.

Volunteer sorting food

Warehouse Food Sorting

We need 100 volunteers a day to meet community need. Three impactful hours means thousands of meals for neighbors.

General Office Support

Help us with mailings, phone calls, reception, handwriting, and other special projects.

Emergency Food Helpline

Answer calls on our Helpline to assist households find healthy food in their own neighborhood.

Special Skills

Do you have technical skills? Can you lend your company’s services or expertise? Bilingual? We can use your help!

Volunteer Stories

Investing in our Community

14 Oct, 2019|0 Comments

Volunteers make a powerful impact every day at the Food Bank.  For more than a decade, MUFG Union Bank volunteers have been among the ranks of people helping to get critical meals out into the

Weekend Warehouse Warrior

10 Oct, 2019|0 Comments

Lead Volunteer John Koch doesn’t mind spending his Saturday mornings in our warehouse. “It’s a really small thing to do that helps a lot. Coming in for a few hours on a Saturday can have

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