Help put food on the table for people in need.
The Food Cupboard relies entirely on the local community to support our mission. Volunteers are a diverse range of individuals who help out in many different ways. You must be at least age 18 to help inside the Food Cupboard and at least high school age to help with food distributions to clients. If you are younger, you can volunteer in the food garden or help organize a food drive.
Volunteers are key.
Everyone working at the Food Cupboard is a volunteer, including our board of directors and all our hands-on shelf stockers, food organizers, bag fillers, food distributors, maintenance workers, gardeners, planners, phone answerers, ad writers, record keepers, website developers, and more. We help community partners with food drives, fundraising activities, food pick-ups, and awareness outreach. We manage the monetary donations that come in, pay bills for our Cupboard home, and file a yearly form 990 tax return for our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Many, many, volunteers allow all this to happen
How can I help?
Inside the Cupboard
Sort and organize food, pack bags and stack shelves (Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons). You must be at least age 18. To volunteer inside the Cupboard, you will be required to attend orientation.
Help set up for distributing food to clients, carry bags/boxes to client vehicles, and clean up on Thursday afternoons, noon-5 p.m. You must be at least high school age.
Organize a food drive in your neighborhood, school, work place, church, club or sports event. Children can help in this area.
Plan and carry out activities to raise funds.
Advertise events and develop flyers to help the schools and community become aware of the Cupboard and its needs.
Work with the schools to provide snacks for kids and to help schools become aware of the Cupboard and its needs.
Weekly pickups from corporate donors.
Pick up donated food when necessary and deliver it to the Cupboard.
Help grow and harvest the produce in the garden (9 a.m. Thursday mornings harvesting and Saturday mornings weeding and planting). We can find a job for all ages, so bring the kids! Just show up with gloves, a hoe and a lot of energy. Lend a hand, and we can teach you a new gardening skill! Download the Garden Volunteer Agreement.
Help maintain the Food Cupboard building and grounds.
A small group of 3-4 employees from any business can volunteer to serve the third Thursday of the month, helping with distribution – getting food into clients’ hands and homes. Space for volunteers is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a business with a group of employees interested in this opportunity, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.