Each month we need to pack over 2,800 boxes of food for senior citizens, sort donated food, and bag canned and dry goods for distribution- and we need your help! Families welcome (ages 12 and up, please).

In addition to our regular volunteer hours (Between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM with registration) we also have the following hours available:

Saturday, March 7th – 9AM – 12 PM
Wednesday, March 18th – 5 PM – 7 PM

Saturday, April 4th – 9AM – 12PM
Wednesday, April 15th – 5PM – 7PM

Saturday, May 2nd – 9AM – 12PM
Wednesday, May 20th  – 5PM – 7PM

Saturday, June 6th  – 9AM – 12PM
Wednesday,  June 17th- 5PM – 7PM

Saturday, July 4th – 9AM – 12PM
Wednesday, July 15th – 5PM – 7PM

Saturday, August 1st – 9AM – 12PM
Wednesday,  August 19th – 5PM – 7PM

Saturday, September 5th  – 9AM – 12PM
Wednesday,  September 16th- 5PM – 7PM

Saturday, October 3rd – 9AM – 12PM
Wednesday, Wednesday 21st – 5PM – 7PM

Saturday, Nov. 7th – 9AM – 12PM
Wednesday, Nov. 18th  – 5PM – 7PM

Saturday, December 5th – 9AM – 12PM
Wednesday,  December 16th – 5PM – 7PM


Volunteers 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 2019, volunteers gave more than 14,000 hours of service to the food bank which enabled us to successfully distribute 7.4 million lbs. of food, or the equivalent of 6.2 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.

It’s easy to volunteer with the Food Bank:

Step 1:
Watch the entire orientation video below

Note: our Friday Pantry Hours have changed to 9 AM – 12 PM

Step 2:
Read each document:   Good Manufacturing Practices,  Volunteer Guidelines and Safety RulesVolunteer Code of Conduct .

Step 3:
Fill out the volunteer application below, and contact Brian Gray, Communications and Volunteer Manager at 252-335-4035, ext. 113, or email brgray@afoodbank.org to schedule your volunteer time.

Step 4:
REMEMBER NO flip flops or sandals, you must wear sneakers or boots; NO tobacco use is allowed on the property (includes vaping products); NO cell phone use at any time in the warehouse.

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.

The Food Bank is CLOSED on the first Thursday of each month for staff training. We do not accept volunteers on this day.

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 12:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

Contact Brian Gray, Communications and Volunteer Manager at 252-335-4035, ext. 113, or email brgray@afoodbank.org to schedule your volunteer time.

UPDATE: Court-Ordered & Attorney Recommended Community Service

Please note the available hours for Community Service have changed. We only schedule anyone doing court-appointed or attorney recommended hours on the following days: 
Tuesdays: 8:15 AM – 5 PM
Fridays: 8:15 AM – 5 PM
The first Saturday of each month from 9 AM – 12 PM, and the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5 PM – 7 PM.
You must schedule your time with us for community service in advance. We do not accept walk-in volunteers.


Volunteer Application (if you have trouble with the embedded application form, CLICK HERE)