GIVE TIME

Volunteers are essential to the success of Mid-Ohio Foodbank. There are countless ways you can make a difference—from sorting and packing groceries to contacting an elected official to discuss the importance of emergency food in our community.

 

So many ways to volunteer

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.

 

Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

 

SOUTH SIDE ROOTS CAFE, MARKET & KITCHEN

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).