04182017-Food Bank-Volunteer Appreciation WeekVolunteers are extremely important and play a significant role in our work. Volunteers are the core of our being and the overall success of Food Bank of the Albemarle’s work to end hunger in our 15 county service territory. During fiscal year 2016-17, 1,056 volunteers gave more than 11,411 hours of service to the food bank which enabled us to successfully distribute 6.4 million lbs. of food, or the equivalent of 5.3 million meals.

In the mission to fight hunger, we know that the greatest success comes from those willing to spare a few hours and help us achieve our mission to end hunger in northeast North Carolina. Whether you prefer to help sort food products and produce within our 20,000 square foot warehouse, assist with food distribution or help with one of our special events, we encourage you to become involved and welcome you to join the fight against hunger.

Your time and service is valuable, therefore we require that all volunteer groups schedule their work in advance.

All volunteers are required to attend a volunteer orientation at which time a staff member will provide you with a brief training on food bank safety practices and provide an overview of the rules and regulations of working in our warehouse. After orientation, we ask that you complete a volunteer application. Click here to apply.

After you fill out the application, you will receive a confirmation email to schedule an orientation time.

Please contact us to schedule a volunteer orientation, which is held on these days and times:

Individual Volunteers: Mondays: 3:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
Group Volunteer Orientation: Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (by appointment. Only the group leader needs to attend)

Court Appointed Community Service orientation has been changed to 4:00 pm on Mondays.

We ask that you please review the Volunteer Guidelines and Safety Rules and Volunteer Code of Conduct prior to your orientation.

Volunteer Times

The Food Bank of the Albemarle is open weekdays, with the exception of holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:30 a.m.

UPDATE: In addition to our regular hours, the Food Bank will be open on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

For group volunteer opportunities, please contact Brian Gray, Communications and Volunteer Manager at 252-335-4035, ext. 113, or email brgray@feedingamerica.org

If you’d like to be a core, or individual, volunteer with Food Bank of the Albemarle, please contact Pantry Coordinator, Laura Williams at 252-335-4035, ext. 105 or via e-mail at lwilliams@feedingamerica.org