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

Volunteers help us provide nearly 500,000 meals worth of food every week. In order to keep up with demand, we need 50 volunteers per shift.  Our biggest need is for weekday groups (5 to 30 volunteers). Please register your group below.

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


Individuals and small groups (<4) must attend a 1-hour orientation prior to their first shift. Orientations are held at the Food Bank on Wednesdays at 12:45 pm. No registration is required. Please note: orientation is not required for weekend volunteers. Click here for more info.

All volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Youth (10-17) must be accompanied by an adult volunteer (1 adult per 5 youth) and must bring in a waiver form signed by a parent/legal guardian.

Visiting Us
IMPORTANT: Our facility is located at 7900 Edgewater Drive in Oakland. Volunteers often mistakenly visit “Alameda Food Bank” (located on Thau Way). Please direct your GPS or map app to us.

Volunteer with a group (weekdays)

Make an impact! Please, view current available shifts and register your group below.

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Our holiday shifts (November and December) will be open by EOD Tuesday, September 3rd.

Weekend shifts

Register an individual or group for a weekend volunteer shift below.

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Volunteer Events

Savor the Season

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm