If you’re one of the 20,000 volunteers who came through our Food Bank doors last year, you know hunger is a year-round problem many Alameda County residents face.

And without each and every person who donated their time, we wouldn’t be able to serve the 116,000 people who rely on us every month.

Between sorting food, fielding calls on our Emergency Food Helpline, conducting research, staffing our mobile pantries, and lending office-based skills – volunteers assist in just about every area of the Food Bank.

Right now, our warehouse is brimming with food donations from the holiday season. We’re grateful, and we need help to get it out into the community! We especially need volunteers on weekday mornings.

The need for volunteers remains well after the holidays have come and gone.

Grab your family, a group of friends or neighbors, or sign up for a solo shift. Just three hours of your time makes a huge impact on the 1 in 5 neighbors we serve. If you add up all the hours volunteers served this past year, it would equal 58 additional full-time employees!

Ready to roll up your sleeves and help nourish our community? We could definitely use it.

Want to do even more? We need Lead Volunteers to supervise food sorting and Distribution Area Volunteers to assist with safely loading carts and vehicles. Contact Andrew Hayes for more information.