The Food Bank of Iowa is a charitable, not-for-profit organization committed to our mission of alleviating hunger through food distribution, partnership and education. Volunteers make it possible for the Food Bank of Iowa to support 55 Iowa counties through partnership with over 650 agencies. These agencies are food pantries, homeless shelters, school pantries, BackPack programs, and more. People like you make it possible for us to say yes to donations in all shapes and sizes. You as an individual, your family, or your group can sign up for a shift to make a difference today.
Online sign up is available here. Groups of five or more should contact email@example.com to ensure they get the reservations they need together.
Qualifications for this volunteer opportunity:
Able to stand, move, bend and lift in a warehouse environment
Able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds
Able to read printed dates on packaging
Able to safely use box cutter, packing tape dispenser, and other packing tools as needed. Able to breaking down food product from bulk into family sized quantities or building family boxes or backpack sacks in assembly lines
Age Requirement: For safety reasons, all volunteers in the warehouse must be 10 or older and children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
Dress Code: Closed-toe shoes are required in the warehouse. Also, please dress comfortably and in layers. The temperature in the warehouse can vary.
Where can volunteers park when arriving? Parking is available all around the building
Service dogs are allowed at the Food Bank of Iowa.
2220 East 17th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50316, United States