Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of our mission to feed people in need.

We are taking careful precautions and adapting our volunteer operations to the COVID-19 crisis. For more information, please email us at volunteer@pittsburghfoodbank.org or call 412-745-7600.

Last year, more than 5,000 volunteers joined the Food Bank family, sharing 61,000 hours of their time. We have several ways you can join us—you or your group are sure to find an opportunity that fits your schedule and interests. Please click the corresponding button below to get started on scheduling an opportunity.

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FAMILY

For more information on these and other opportunities, email us at volunteer@pittsburghfoodbank.org or call 412-745-7600.

Many of the items that arrive at the Food Bank are in bulk packaging or mixed with unlike items. Repack Center volunteers sort and repackage this product at our warehouse in Duquesne, PA–making it a great opportunity to see the Food Bank’s facility and learn more about the scale of our work in southwestern PA. 

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Gleaning is a chance for volunteers to rescue produce from fields that would otherwise go to waste. Volunteers join Food Bank staff at participating local farms to help pick leftover produce after the farmers are done with harvesting.

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Produce to People is a chance to serve residents in one of Pittsburgh’s unique neighborhoods as you distribute 35-50 pounds of fresh food to each family. This is a large-scale produce distribution that serves anywhere from 350 families to 800 families in 1.5 or 2 hours.

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Family Volunteer Day is designed specifically for our younger volunteers (Ages 6 to 12) and their families. After each shift, we invite families to come on a tour of the Food Bank’s facility.  The tour is designed to help children understand what food insecurity looks like and what they can do to continue to help their neighbors in need.

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Looking for a seated opportunity? Do you have a skill you’d like to share with the Food Bank? Volunteers are connected to one of the Food Bank’s departments and work directly with our staff to complete projects like folding letters, filing, or helping folks sign up for SNAP.

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Your Gift of $115 can provide 60 meals

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