Whether it’s 1 day a year or a few hours a week, your hands-on contributions of time and energy help us get food where and when it’s needed most. We welcome individuals and groups on weekdays, some weeknights, and weekends. We will work with you to arrange a volunteer opportunity that fits your schedule.
Located at the Reeb Avenue Center, South Side Roots Café offers low cost meals with a varied payment structure, allowing patrons to pay for their meal, pay it forward for a neighbor’s meal or pay through volunteering. South Side Kitchen provides meals for the South Side Learning and Development Center and Boys and Girls Club of Columbus after-school program.
MID-OHIO FOODBANK COMMUNITY GARDEN
The Community Garden at the Foodbank is seeking volunteers who will help plant, weed, maintain, and harvest the garden. With your help, we will grow fresh and healthy produce for distribution to our partner agencies.
FOOD RECLAMATION AND REPACKING/WAREHOUSE
Our food reclamation and repacking volunteers inspect and assess the safety of donated foods that were damaged at the grocery store and taken off the shelves. They also label, sort, and repack bulk food into usable quantities. In addition, lifting may be involved (boxes weigh between 10 and 20 pounds).