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We Can’t Do It Without You

Volunteers are critical to ending hunger in our community. Every month we rely on their generous support, which would otherwise require the work of 45 full-time staff members.

Spend a two or three-hour shift with friends, family, and colleagues and help feed our neighbors in need. Build team spirit and company morale volunteering with your business or organization.

Check out the many fun and rewarding ways to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of those facing hunger in our community below.

Learn More About Volunteering

Check out our Volunteer Handbook (3.8MB PDF) (Spanish version here – 3.1MB PDF), which offers additional information about volunteering and answers many of the questions our volunteers have about what to expect during their time with us.

For more information, or to schedule a group, please contact the Redwood Empire Food Bank Volunteer Services.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Come help us glean and package fresh produce, assemble grocery boxes, and sort donated staple pantry items for distribution. This can be a quiet activity, or a fun one with music!
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  • Get out in our community and help distribute fresh produce, healthy groceries, and staple pantry items at one of the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s sites.
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  • Are you willing to roll up your sleeves and help at a moment’s notice? Please consider joining the Apple Core volunteer group and become a true #HungerHero.
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  • Join us in the Redwood Empire Food Bank kitchen. You’ll work closely with Chef to create snacks that can be consumed on-the-spot for those picking up groceries at our distribution sites. A valid California Food Handlers Card is necessary to volunteer in the kitchen. To receive a link to sign up for a Kitchen Collective volunteer shift, simply email a copy of your card to:
    Get Your Food Handlers Card

Warehouse Shifts: Children are welcome to volunteer as long as they are accompanied by an adult at all times. Children 14 years of age and older can volunteer independently.

Kitchen Collective Shifts: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

Volunteering is my social life

“I started volunteering when the Coronavirus outbreak began and my husband had passed away. It’s something that keeps me occupied and serves as my social life. I now lead two sites in Sonoma County and know all of the participants.”

—Annie, Santa Rosa, CA, Redwood Empire Food Bank Volunteer