Safety regulations prohibit anyone under the age of 16 to volunteer or work in The Food Bank’s warehouse. However, under-age volunteers are still able to participate in sorting and packing activities in The Food Bank’s Community Room.

Schools and Youth Groups

Schools and youth groups are always welcome to volunteer at The Food Bank. Spend a few hours sorting and packing healthy food for food insecure individuals while learning about hunger in Western Massachusetts. Please complete a Volunteer Group Interest form, and our volunteer coordinator will contact you to arrange  for your visit.

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Family Volunteer Days

Special Family Volunteer Days are opportunities for you and your family to learn about hunger and social responsibility. Children of all ages as well as their parents or guardians, will receive a fun, interactive lessons about hunger in the region that includes games. Anyone who is old enough can also sort and pack healthy food for neighbors in need. These events are very popular and space is limited.

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