18,000 volunteers. More than 100,000 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 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 abuzz 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. Our most-needed volunteer opportunities are listed below.  You can also learn about new opportunities by downloading this flier, or by signing up for our volunteer newsletter.

Volunteer sorting food

Warehouse Food Sorting

We need 150 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

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

Going above and beyond: Meet Karen

25 Sep, 2019|0 Comments

Karen Long has been a Food Bank supporter for more than a decade, and she’s passionate about ending hunger in Alameda County. Through volunteering in our warehouse, answering calls on our Helpline, and donating regularly,

Savor the Season

September 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm