“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Some of the most important work done in the fight to end hunger is performed by volunteers. We simply could never afford to support 1.5 million New Yorkers without the generosity of time and talent offered by so many New Yorkers. Volunteers are needed throughout the year in morning, afternoon and evening shifts. Some of the important jobs include ensuring food doesn’t go to waste, packing meals for our campus pantries, helping seniors at our Harlem site, and ensuring a clean, healthy environment for the many New Yorkers turning to us daily for help. Whether you serve solo, as apart of a group, or as a family, there are many ways for you to make an impact. Here are a few of our ongoing and seasonal opportunities below. We look forward to your serving with us soon and often.
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Food Bank 2 Go
Kick of the new year on a positive note with a Food Bank 2 Go project to engage colleagues in service through a customized in-office volunteer project that builds morale and teamwork. Food Bank facilitates planning, supplies and facilitation of the project for your group. In our signature project, we truck in pallets of shelf-stable food for your volunteers to pack into pantry boxes which will be distributed to agencies in our 1,000 member network. For more information email email@example.com.
Contact us to learn how to sign up for one of our seasonal volunteer opportunities.
Holidays are especially busy for us. Join us at special projects during these times.
Help Our annual MLK Weekend of Service honors Dr. King’s commitment to service.
Recruitment starts in Sept.
Join Food Bank at the 2018 Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival.
Recruitment starts summer 2018
Help unload food from our trucks and set up a pantry on campus for families to visit.
Recruitment starts in Sept.
Individuals and groups are welcome to help distribute produce from New York State farmers.
Recruitment starts in June
As a tax preparer, connect your neighbors to much-needed and rightfully earned tax credits & returns.
Recruitment starts in Nov.
Food Bank’s Signature Custom Service Project, Food Bank 2 Go, designs and tailors meal-packing projects* to fit your organization’s needs and delivers the packed boxes to clients within hours of assembly.
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*Note: customized projects include a sponsorship fee.
Need a Customized Volunteer Experience for your Group?
Organizations can partner with Food Bank’s Volunteer Engagement team to describe their ideal volunteer experience and Food Bank will design and deliver a custom opportunity to a location of your choice. NOTE: Customized projects include a sponsorship fee. If you have no/limited budget, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.