VolunteerWe LOVE Food Bank volunteers! Volunteers are extremely important to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, as without their labor of love we simply could not accomplish our mission.

In 2013 (calendar year) 2,752 volunteers collectively provided 42,828 hours which equates to $948,000+ in provided in-kind service (the value of a volunteer hour according to the 2011 Independent Sector report is $22.14/hour).

At the Harry Chapin Food Bank, volunteers have the faces of working professionals, retirees, snowbirds, stay-at-home-parents, high school and college students, scouts, and members of the U.S. military. These dedicated people help with product recovery, work in our fast-paced warehouse, provide administrative support, conduct their own food and fund drives, and assist with special events. The Food Bank depends upon volunteers who help us to distribute millions of pounds of food throughout Southwest FloridaVolunteer

All volunteer opportunities are customized to suit the skills and needs of those involved. Corporate volunteers design unique teambuilding projects while school groups learn about hunger issues in their community while volunteering.

If you have special interests like photography, carpentry, computers, or other hard-to-find skills, let us know! We can always find a fun and meaningful way for you to contribute to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. During regular weekday business hours and most Saturdays, you can help our warehouse team prepare orders for agencies, receive incoming donations, or answer telephones on our busy switchboard.

Your food bank also needs help at festivals, shows, fairs, walks, and food drives. Sponsored activities and food and fund drives are vital to the growth and sustainability of the food bank and so are you!

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Volunteers are critical to the foodbank and we encourage you to participate and help us feed the hungry in Southwest Florida.

To request more information about volunteering, please CLICK HERE

Available times to volunteer at the Harry Chapin Food Bank:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:30am - 11:30am 8:30am - 11:30am 8:30am - 11:30am 8:30am - 11:30am 8:30am - 11:30am 9am - 12 noon
12:30pm - 3:30pm 12:30pm - 3:30pm 12:30pm - 3:30pm 12:30pm - 3:30pm 12:30pm - 3:30pm N/A
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