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Volunteers Needed! Foodbank

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia Hours are 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Park in the front parking lot.

For their safety, absolutely NO children under 12 years of age are permitted in food handling areas. Children between the ages of 12-16 years of age are permitted to volunteer only if they are accompanied by an adult guardian.

For your safety, covered shoes must be worn in the sorting room and warehouse areas. Flip-flops, sandals and open toe shoes cannot be worn and no one will be permitted into these areas without proper shoes.

  • Sort non-perishable food items.This includes checking food safety of items that have been donated through a food drive, from a grocer, or through a food distributor. Volunteers will be checking for secure packages, food quality dates, and sorting with like items (all the beans in one bin, all the macaroni products to another bin, etc.).
  • Pack non-perishable food for our Mobile Pantry program or for emergency food relief. This is an assembly-line process where we pack bags or boxes of food.
  • Prepare youth-friendly food bags for our Backpack program. In this program we pack bags of kid-friendly food that is distributed every other week to elementary school children.
  • Repack bulk food.This crew of volunteers will be repacking perishable food (frozen peas, fresh potatoes, bags of onions, for example) from large packages (could be 1,500 pound bins or just 50 pound bags) into more family- and individual-sized packages.
  • Sanitation & cleanliness.It is necessary to maintain a clean and sometimes sterile environment to ensure food safety and quality. Quality Assurance volunteers may be asked to sweep, dust, mop or perform other light cleaning task as needed to ensure food warehouse standards.

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  • Jessica W.

    I enjoyed myself as usual. It was really nice working with everyone.

    May 1, 2012

  • Jinelle Calazara F.

    Well organized. Everyone did there part

    May 1, 2012

  • Jinelle Calazara F.

    It feels good to give back. We all worked together well!

    May 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good people to work with in an effort to support the local community.

    May 1, 2012

  • Diane B.

    Hi Amy - No, I'm sorry it's not alright to just bring them. When you rsvp, you have to add them as your guest(s) so I can report the expected number to the Foodbank. Please call me at[masked] for further clarification. Thanks for asking.

    April 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a few friends that aren't part of the group or meet up that would like to come also- would that be alright to just bring them?

    April 23, 2012

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