Volunteer projects vary based on need and may include inspecting and sorting food, stocking, cleaning, loading cars, administrative, or many other opportunities. Please review the volunteer handbook for additional information on volunteer positions.

Volunteers must be 12 years or older accompanied by an adult or 16 years or older unaccompanied. Student volunteers must fill out the student application and review the student guidelines.

NOTICE: Court Mandated Volunteers must make an appointment by calling 985.893.3003x101 and acceptance into our program is not guaranteed. Online applications will not be accepted for court mandated volunteers.

Volunteers need to be able to lift a minimum of 35 lbs and have the ability to stand for 3 hours or more.

Closed toe shoes are required.

Volunteer times are based on location:
Food Bank warehouse and distribution- 8:45 AM- 12 PM Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Thrift Store- 9 AM- 4 PM Monday- Saturday
Dental Clinic- 9 AM- 5 PM Monday- Thursday
Special Events- Seasonal

*Anyone in need of court mandated volunteer hours must apply in person and supply a photo ID and a copy of charges in order to be considered. Please call 985-893-3003x101 to make an appointment.*

Group Volunteering:

The Food Bank provides excellent group volunteer opportunities to schools, churches, civic organizations and employers throughout the Northshore community. Whether it’s to increase awareness of hunger in our community, satisfy community service hours, or provide team building for your organization, the Food Bank is ready to partner with you. The Food Bank’s volunteer opportunities include sorting food, packing food in boxes, and distributing food to recipients, and more. If you would like to schedule a group please contact Ginger Kunkle, Volunteer Coordinator, at 985-893-3003x101 or gkunkle@northshorefoodbank.org.

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