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Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Volunteer

Volunteers are crucial to the operation of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Without volunteers, it would not be possible to collect, sort and repack all the food that comes through our warehouse every day.

But that's not all. Food Bank volunteers also help with administrative tasks, special events, and serve on committees.

In 2012, more than 12,000 volunteers contributed more than 62,000 hours of service to the Food Bank.

Their hard work saved us from hiring 30 full time staff & over a million dollars in salaries & benefits, an expense we could not otherwise afford.

Get started by clicking on one of the options below:


Ways to Volunteer

YP Pantry

Our young professionals group – YP Pantry – is comprised of a group of young philanthropic-minded leaders in our community.

Members, ages 21 through 40, are motivated to take action and bring awareness to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and the issue of hunger in Northeast, Ohio. They achieve this through fundraising, advocacy, social, and volunteer efforts geared toward their peers.

Connect with new friends who share the same philanthropic interests by becoming part of YP Pantry today.


Food Packing and Sorting

Volunteers help sort and repack non-perishable food that has been recently donated. It is later distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.


Kitchen Help

Volunteers assist in hands-on food preparation. Kitchen volunteers help prepare hot meals and lunch bags that are distributed to local hot meals sites and youth centers.


Produce Distribution

One of the Food Bank’s important goals is to distribute fresh, nutritious food. Volunteers assisting in our produce distributions help sort and give out fresh produce to families in need.


Virtual Food Drive

Can't come out to volunteer but still want to get involved? Anyone can host a Virtual Food Drive. Each drive can be custom-made to fit your organization's abilities, whether you're a large corporation, school, small church group or private family. You set the goal and duration. You provide the location and imagination. To learn more about hosting a drive, please click here.