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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).

Wednesday, November 20th- 5 PM – 7 PM -email Brian at brgray@afoodbank.org

Saturday, December 7th – 9 AM – 12 PM – email Brian at brgray@afoodbank.org


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

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.

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