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.
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.
Bilingual? Special technical skill? Great handwriting? We can use your help!
The holidays are the Food Bank's busiest time of year, a time when the majority of monetary and food donations come in. And, volunteers! Between November and December, more than 3,500 volunteers flooded into our