40,960,174 meals provided so far in 2018

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In 2018, volunteers contributed more than 314,000 hours of service, almost doubling the size of our staff.

Volunteer with us

We need people like you. People who know that while we all come from diverse backgrounds, we’re all one community. We offer individual and group volunteer opportunities for individuals 14 years or older.

We now have online registration! Please scroll down for our calendar of opportunities. All volunteers must register in advance. 

View Your Volunteer Info: If you’ve registered as a volunteer using our new online system, you can now view your personal information page to see all of your upcoming and past shifts.  Please note that this information is only for individuals — group information is not currently available.

Help fight hunger

Sort food in our warehouses or distribute food in the community

Perfect for individuals or groups that can come in once a week or once a year.

Help sort food at our warehouses at our Cypress Center in San Jose or Bing Center in San Carlos.

Distribute food at a site near you. Our community food distribution programs provide groceries and fresh produce at hundreds of sites.

For food sorts and food distributions in the community, check out our calendar and sign up:

*if you’re reading this page on a mobile device, our calendar is best viewed in horizontal/landscape mode

Other volunteer opportunities

Help in our offices or with outreach and education. If your skills aren’t posted, share your areas of interest with us.

Tell us more

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Here’s what you need to know about volunteering with us.

See volunteer requirements

Watch and learn

Learn about our volunteer opportunities and basic volunteer guidelines.