We will sort and box food at the food bank warehouse.
Please RSVP at the following link so that the food bank can keep an accurate count of it's volunteers.
Volunteer support is critical to our mission of leading the fight against hunger! The Houston Food Bank utilizes volunteers six days a week at our Main Warehouse. Whether you come out as an individual or part of a group, we are certain you will have an enjoyable, positive experience.
Volunteers MUST be at least 6 years old and supervised by parent or guardian throughout the shift.
All volunteers under the age of 18 also need a completed Youth Volunteer Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian. A copy of this form can be downloaded by clicking the RESOURCES tab on your Volunteer Profile page.
Please plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before your scheduled volunteer shift so you can check in, receive instructions and start on time. If you arrive after the start of your shift, you may have to wait up to 30 minutes for orientation and assignment. If members of your group arrive late, we cannot guarantee they will be able to join you in your assigned project area.
Description of Duties
Varies with the makeup volunteers for shift. Most of the projects at the warehouse involve inspection, sorting, and repackaging of donated food items for community distribution.
How to Dress? Closed-toe shoes REQUIRED - smashed toes are no fun, so we strongly enforce this safety precaution. Casual dress, long pants (preferred), t-shirt with sleeves.
We count on your generous donation of time; however, if you are unable to make it, please log in to your account to cancel your registration or contact a Houston Food Bank Volunteer Scheduling Team member at ZXViYW5rcyB8IGhvdXN0b25mb29kYmFuayAhIG9yZw==
for additional assistance.
Special needs? Just let us know: If you require any special accommodations just let us know before your volunteer shift so we can plan accordingly.
For your safety, personal belongings are not allowed in project areas: Due to limited locker space, we ask that you lock your purse, jackets, backpacks and any other valuables in your vehicle before checking-in.
REMEMBER to wear close-toed shoes so your feet are protected and dress in layers so you will be comfortable throughout your shift. If you are scheduled in our KITCHEN, please wear LONG PANTS - NO SHORTS or JEWELRY allowed.
Thank you again for leading the fight against hunger. You truly make a difference and we appreciate your time and support!