Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Traditional Volunteers

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Volunteer Project Areas


In our Repack area, volunteers assist on a variety of projects related to sorting through and packing up incoming donations before the food is eventually distributed to our partner programs in the community. Typical Repack projects include: Nonperishable Food Sorting and Packing, Backpacks for Kids Kit Assembly, Shelf Stable Emergency Kit Assembly, and Commodidty Supplemental Food Program box Assembly. 

Learn more about our Backpacks for Kids project HERE!

Learn more about our CSFP project HERE!


On our kitchen projects, volunteers assist with preparing thousands of lunches each day for our Kids Cafe and Summer Feeding Programs. 

Food Distributions

At our Food Distribution events, volunteers assist with distributing food directly to the community! Typical volunteer tasks include loading food into client vehicles, client check-in, and traffic control. 

Refrigerated Donation Intake

The Refrigerated Donation Intake project involves sorting through incoming perishable donationation in our Retail Cooler. Be sure to dress warmly if you sign up for this opportunity!


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.

YP Pantry

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

Members 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. 

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