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Food Bank of Iowa

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Each week the Food Bank of Iowa receives food donations that need to be sorted and organized before being distributed to our over 620 partner agencies. Volunteers can help get the food to our agencies and the Iowans that need it most by participating in this process! Examples of projects include sorting bulk bins of boxed pasta into boxes for inventory, checking quality and dates on food drive items and categorizing them, and more!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Check condition of donated items, including dates, to ensure safety of consumption.
  • Sort and place checked items into the appropriate categories or boxes or bins.
  • Break down cardboard for recycling and dispose of trash.

SHIFTS
Mondays:
1:30pm-4pm
Tuesdays:
1:30pm-4pm
Wednesdays:
9am-11:30am; 1:30pm-4pm; 5pm-7pm
Thursdays:
9am-11:30am; 1:30pm-4pm
Fridays:
9am-11:30am
Saturdays:
9am-11am (1x/month)

Qualifications:

  • Able to stand, move, bend, and lift in warehouse environment.
  • Able to read printed dates on packaging.
  • Able to safely use box cutter, packing tape dispenser, and other packing tools as needed.

Age Requirement: For safety reasons, all volunteers in the warehouse must be 10 or older.


Dress Code
: Closed-toe shoes are required in the warehouse. Also, please dress comfortably and in layers. The temperature in the warehouse can vary.

Location: 2220 E 17th Street Des Moines Iowa 50316 - please enter through the door marked "Volunteer Center"

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About Food Bank of Iowa

Location:

2220 E 17th St, Des Moines, IA 50316, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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:

  • Food pantries
  • Soup kitchens
  • Homeless shelters
  • 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.
Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2220 E 17th StreetDes MoinesDes Moines, IA 50312

(41.5862,-93.6778)
 

SKILLS

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Warehousing
  • Warehouse Equipment Operations

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 10
  • 2 - 2.5 hours

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