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Giving takes time

Nearly 20 percent of the food we receive must be sorted and packaged before it’s delivered to people in need. Whether it’s one day a year or an hour a week, your hands-on contributions of time and energy help us get food where and when it’s needed most.

One person or a big group. Weekend or weekday. Morning or evening. We work with you to arrange a volunteer opportunity that suits you.  

Alliance Data associates volunteer as a team-building activity.

Ways to Give Time


 Inspect and determine the safety of donated foods that were damaged at the grocery store and taken off the shelves. Or label, sort, and box food into usable sizes.

Student night ACTIVITIES

If VolunteerHubyou are at least 13 years old, you can join us for a Student Nigh volunteer shift.  These shifts are most weeks on Thursdays from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Student Night shifts mainly run through the school year - from September through April or May.

You are welome to arrive by 3:30 p.m. Shift starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. You can also come in over your spring break or the summer to get your school volunteer requirements fulfilled early.


Volunteer for special or seasonal projects and help such as setting up, cleaning up, food drive collections and much more! These opportunities will be on an "as needed" basis.

Data Entry or Administrative Tasks

The Foodbank has a variety of administrative opportunities such as stuffing envelopes, data entry and web-based projects.The Foodbank has a variety of administrative opportunities such as stuffing envelopes, data entry and web-based projects.

We have ambassador programs available for those who are interested in investing a consistent schedule to Greet at our front desk, help with confirmation calls or other duties as assigned. Not ideal for one time, or short term volunteers. Contact the Volunteer Department to learn more.

MOF Community Garden

We need your helping hands to keep our community garden green and growing.The Community Garden at the Foodbank is looking for volunteers who will help plant, weed, maintain, and harvest the garden. With your help, we will create fresh and healthy produce that will be made available for distribution to our partner agencies. We need many hands to be successful in the garden and welcome both experienced and first time gardeners!

If you are interested in helping out in the garden, please contact the Garden Coordinator VISTA, Sarah Lenkay at or 614-317-9476. We post all volunteer opportunities on VolunteerHub and have garden work days on Tuesday afternoons.

Sound Interesting?

You can call the Volunteer Department directly at 614-317-9703 or email the volunteer department if you have questions.