We are always looking for volunteers. We offer volunteer opportunities during our office hours, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm, and on Saturday’s from 9am to noon for groups of 10 or more. We accept volunteers ages 6 and up. You should wear comfortable clothing (jeans, t-shirts, gym shoes, sweaters, etc.) when you volunteer. Please no flip flops or open toed shoes.
All volunteers must fill out a volunteer form. Minors (anyone under the age of 18) must have their parent or legal guardian sign the form.
Packing Backpacks- During the school year we are in need of volunteers to help us pack food boxes for our BackPack Program. We have a room designated for our BackPack packing. It is an assembly-line style; which makes packing easy and efficient. This is a great activity for groups and children.
Mystery Shopper Program- We are looking for volunteers to visit local food pantries as mystery shoppers and tell us about the experience. The feedback helps us monitor and ensure that clients are treated well and our member pantries are following protocol.
Sorting bread- We receive large bread donations almost every day and are always looking for people to help us sort and pack the bread to be distributed to our pantries and soup kitchens.
Mobile Pantry- On select Saturdays each month we host mobile pantries throughout our northwest Indiana. We need people to help us set-up the pantry, as well as help distribute food and clean up afterwards. This is a great project for groups and for children.
Sorting Food Drives- Often at the end of food drives we need help sorting through the food that has been donated. Volunteers help us to group items together and make sure the food is not damaged or unsafe.
Anything else you can think of? Do you have any special skills you think could benefit the Food Bank? Just let us know! We’re always open to new volunteer ideas and we want to you to enjoy and make the most out of your time with us.