The food we provide comes from a variety of sources—grocers, food companies, Ohio farmers, the United States Department of Agriculture, and our community partners. At our facility in Grove City, these goods are processed for distribution to more than 650 food  pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, and senior housing sites across
central and eastern Ohio.

What To Expect

When you first arrive to volunteer at Mid-Ohio Foodbank, you will take a short training course. Once you complete your training, you might participate in any number of activities, including but not limited to:


  • Reclamation (Salvage)
    Inspecting, cleaning/sanitizing, and/or sorting damaged, outdated items donated by grocery stores.
  • Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
    Building care packages for seniors on an assembly line.
  • Meat Repack
    Inspecting and sorting assorted frozen meats in our clean room.  Please note: Although the clean room is kept cool, it is not a freezer.
  • Other Repack
    Inspecting and packaging other donations including bread, produce, pasta, and frozen vegetables.
  • Labeling
    Adding labels to cans and other food packaging.
  • Special Events
    Collecting food donations at community events. Activities may include event set-up and tear-down.


Plan to spend your volunteer shift on your feet and moving around (breaks are allowed, of course!). Please be advised that there may be lifting involved with your volunteer assignment (our boxes weigh between 10 and 30 pounds).

Please remember to wear closed-toed shoes, no sandals.

Thank you for considering a volunteer assignment with us. For questions or to learn more about becoming a Mid-Ohio Foodbank volunteer, please email or  call 614.317.9703.