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

Volunteers help provide food for nearly 500,000 meals 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).

Weekday group volunteering

View current available shifts and register your group below.

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Weekend volunteering

Register an individual or group for a weekend shift below.

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

Visiting Us
Our facility is located at 7900 Edgewater Drive in Oakland. Volunteers often visit “Alameda Food Bank” on Thau Way by mistake; it is the wrong site. Please direct your GPS or map to us.

*Note: Individuals and small groups of less than 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 information.

*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.