Food Bank of Iowa receives thousands of pounds of fresh produce from the gardens at the Newton correctional facility and corporate gardens and from distributors. We also play a key role in gleaning product from gardens and farms across the United States year round. If produce doesn't meet retail standards we can use volunteer power to get it into the hands of families in need! This produce needs to be sorted and bagged for easier access for our partner agencies.
Rinse produce (if needed)
Sort and bag/box produce
No experience necessary!
Volunteers must be 10 years old or older to work in the warehouse.
Wear comfortable, layered clothing. It can get chilly in the warehouse.
Closed-toe shoes are required to work in the warehouse.
All training will be done onsite as the shift starts.
Staff will be available throughout the shift for questions and support.
The Food Bank of Iowa is a charitable, not-for-profit organization committed to our mission of alleviating hunger through food distribution, partnership and education.
From the time the dock doors opened in 1982, we have maintained our No. 1 priority - maximizing "food in - food out" to meet the critical needs of a diverse population through our network of partner agencies in 55 Iowa counties.
As a non-profit food bank, our primary role is to provide food to the charitable agencies offering direct service to hungry Iowans.
These partner agencies include:
Shelters for victims of domestic violence
Nonprofit day care centers
Residential care centers
Child and senior programs
Along with traditional food banking, the Food Bank of Iowa also operates three successful programs: Backpack Buddies, HUSH and the Fresh Produce Project.