Kid's Cafe Program Backpack Program Food for Seniors Program Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Mobile Pantry Program
Volunteer Opportunities
Food Bank for the Heartland could not operate without the support of our volunteers. There are many ways for people to get involved and make a difference in the lives of people in our community who are hungry.

Most volunteer opportunities at the Food Bank are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
by appointment only. You will receive an email from Sarah Grobbelaar, Director of Talent, confirming the date and time for your volunteer work. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult if they wish to volunteer. For safety reasons, children under 12 years of age may not volunteer at the Food Bank.

BackPack Program - Deliver BackPack meals to participating schools once a week throughout the school year in the Food Bank's van. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older with a valid driver's license and proof of insurance. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SNAP Outreach - Make routine visits with the Food Bank SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Outreach Specialist to sites such as food pantries, mobile pantries, and other human service providers for 1-4 hour visits, to distribute SNAP informational materials, educate individuals about basic eligibility requirements, and use a brief online prescreening tool. Volunteers must be comfortable working with diverse populations, have excellent communication skills, be empathetic and have a basic computer knowledge. Bilingual volunteers (English/Spanish) preferred.

Special Events - Food Bank for the Heartland is seeking 14 volunteers to assist in collecting free will cash donations during the Playing with Fire concert on Saturday, July 28th at Lewis and Clark Landing. Seven volunteers are needed from 4-6:30 p.m., and seven volunteers are needed from 6:30-9 p.m. The concert itself is free. If you and any of your friends are available to help, please contact Brian Barks.  We would love to have your assistance! 

Office Support - Input data and help with other clerical tasks. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 
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