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At the food bank, we always need volunteers for special projects or day-to-day operations. Now more than ever, healthy volunteers are needed to sort and pack food and prepare emergency food boxes. During this time of increased need, please consider volunteering.

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Community Service Requests

If you are serving to fulfill court-ordered community service requirements, contact us first.


Open-toed shoes prohibited in all warehouses.

Food Sorting

Volunteers inspect and sort food donations for distribution, which includes checking expiration dates and cans for rust or missing labels and boxing similar items together for our partner organizations. View our Guidelines video. Alabama & Florida Facilities. Age limit 14+, adult supervision required for minors under 14.

Preparing Backpacks

Volunteers prepare bags of food for our Backpack Program. All Facilities. No age limit.

Clerical Work

Volunteers assist with mailings, filing, preparing promotional materials for special events, and basic computer data entry. All Facilities. Adults only.

Special Events

Volunteers help staff promo tables for special events, such as our annual Chef Challenge and “Stuff the Truck” food drive events. Responsibilities may include event set up and break down, registration, and collecting and pre-sorting food donations. All service area. Age limit 12+.

Onsite Garden

Volunteers assist with planting, maintaining and harvesting produce at our onsite garden. Alabama Facility. No age limit.


Volunteers help collect leftover produce from partner farms' fields at the end of their growing season. All service area. No age limit.

Produce Sorting

Volunteers inspect the quality and sort produce into easy to distribute quantities for our agencies. Alabama & Florida Facilities. Age limit 16+.

Outreach Assistance

Volunteers assist the Outreach team with preparing clients for their interview with their SNAP caseworker. Alabama & Mississippi Statewide. Age limit 18+.

Emergency Response

In the event of a disaster, volunteers help pack emergency food boxes, assist with mobile pantries, make phone calls, or help transport food deliveries. All facilities. Age limit 12+.