Share your time and talent with the Food Bank!  Individual and group volunteers are vital to the Food Bank’s operation.  In 2020, 8,011 volunteers donated 34,822 hours to the Food Bank. The need continues to be great and we need you!

Ongoing projects include:

  • Sorting and separating food donations.
  • Fulfilling orders in the warehouse.
  • Assembling weekend food packs for our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.
  • Special cleaning and organization projects.
  • Assisting with office operations including mailings, computer work and filing.
  • Assisting clients in their shopping experience at the Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County.

Volunteer shifts are available Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Food Bank.  Parking is free and our facility is located at 702 Chapin Street in downtown South Bend.  We're located on a TRANSPO bus route with a stop directly at the Food Bank.

Occasional special events require volunteer support including the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on the second Saturday of May.

It is mandatory for all volunteers to wear closed toe shoes (preferably sneakers) while working in the warehouse.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, please contact Cassidy Martenson, programs and experience coordinator, at (574)232-9986 ext. 127 or fill out the form below.

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