Spend three hours packing food in our warehouse to provide tens of thousands of meals for our community.

Nearly 17,000 volunteers. More than 103,000 hours. Every year, you ensure that children, adults, and seniors in Alameda County know where their next meal will come from. We couldn’t be more grateful.

We Need Your Helping Hands!
On Saturday, Nov 23, NBC, Telemundo, and Safeway will host one of our biggest food drives of the year. We need your help to make this day a success.
Sign up here for a shift at your local Safeway!

We serve an immense need: 1 in 5 of our neighbors in Alameda County accesses our services. And we can’t do the work we do without volunteers.

Five (sometimes six) days a week, our warehouse and office are a buzz with activity. Whether packing food in our warehouse, staffing our Emergency Food Helpline, assisting in our office, or helping with events and other projects, your contributions as a volunteer are a critical part of our efforts. Please click the boxes below to learn more about specific volunteer opportunities.  You can also learn about new opportunities by downloading this flier.

By volunteering, all individuals agree to adhere to the Food Bank’s policies and guidelines.

Volunteer sorting food

Warehouse Food Sorting

We need 100 volunteers a day — especially Mondays and Tuesday — to meet community need. Three impactful hours means thousands of meals for our community.


General Office Help

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


Emergency Food Helpline

Help households find a source of healthy food in their own neighborhood as a Helpline operator.


Special Skills

Bilingual? Special technical skill? Great handwriting? 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

We Need Your Helping Hands!

14 Oct, 2019|0 Comments

Our volunteers out at their local Safeway, helping us make the day a success! The Saturday before Thanksgiving is one of the year's biggest grocery shopping days—and it also kicks off one of our biggest

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