Interested in a team building opportunity for your staff or group? Groups and individuals can volunteer assisting with sorting canned food drive donations and assembling Power Packs.
COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines
All volunteers will be given a no-touch temp check upon arrival. Volunteers will be asked appropriate COVID-19 questions upon volunteer entry.
All Volunteers must be registered on our Volunteer Hub before entering our Freestore Foodbank location. If registration is not completed online, the volunteer cannot enter building to volunteer.
Arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to start of shift to allow for COVID-19 procedures.
Hand Washing Stations provided throughout our volunteer areas - Please wash your hands upon arrival. Hand washing should last at least 20 seconds under warm water.
Deep cleaning - Freestore Foodbank staff are continuously doing deep cleanings at all of our volunteer locations.
Eliminating Handshakes and hugs - Sorry. Elbow bumps are welcomed!
Social distancing: accommodations are in place to allow volunteers to perform their duties with reasonable social distancing.
Providing Protective Gear - We have hand sanitizer located throughout our various facilities. We also have masks andgloves available for volunteers during their shift. (If volunteer has their own mask, please bring, we will have masks/gloves as needed.) Proper disposal of mask/gloves at the end of each shift.
Stay Healthy - If you are feeling under the weather we ask that you cancel your registration and come back and visit us when you feel better.
If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 prior to 2 weeks of your volunteer event, you will not be allowed to volunteer.
Do not congregate/gather in parking lot prior to or after volunteer shift - maintain social distancing.
We provide food and services, create stability, and further self-reliance for people in crisis.
In the last 40 years, we've grown from one man's passion for helping his neighbors into one of the region's largest food banks.
We distribute over 10 million pounds of food annually in 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana through a trusted network of over 400 local member agencies such as soup kitchens and shelters, food pantries, churches, daycare and senior centers, and many other community and social services organizations.
Unlike other food banks in the area, we operate a Client Services Center in Over-the-Rhine, which works to meet the needs of our community's most vulnerable citizens, including the homeless, the unemployed, the working poor, and families in crisis. By providing emergency food, we work to determine the root causes of poverty and food insecurity, and we are able to offer services aimed at creating self-reliance. When people come to us for food, we help them find the other things they may need -- a safe place to live, access to affordable healthcare, clothing or job skills and placement. For our work, food is not the end product, rather it is the beginning of a much larger conversation to help our community's citizens work toward self-reliance.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
1250 Tennessee AveMayerson Distribution CenterCincinnati, OH45229
April 23, 2021
Warehouse Equipment Operations
Must be at least 13
Orientation or Training
Minors under the age of 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to volunteer.