Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Traditional Volunteers

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Ways to Volunteer with the Food Bank

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.

Help Center

Our Help Center- dedicated to connecting more individuals in need with the program assistance they need – allows callers and walk-in clients the opportunity to complete an application for several government assistance programs.

Volunteers are needed to assist in the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s Help Center with electronic filing, making copies, conducting over-the-phone client surveys and pre-screening benefits applications. To register for a Help Center volunteer shift, volunteers must have already completed no less than 6 hours of volunteering in other areas of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

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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