Food Bank Support Volunteers Needed

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ORGANIZATION: Food For Thought


Volunteers in the food bank play a critical role in our day-to-day operations. Volunteer help with a wide range of tasks including greeting clients, filling food orders for our neighbors in need, sorting and organizing donated food items and much more!

If you are interested in volunteering, follow this link to fill out our registration form and sign up for shifts.

Duties & Responsibilities

Food Bank volunteers are at the heart of our day to day operation. Volunteers in the Food Bank help with a variety of tasks, including:

Filling food orders for clients on home delivery

Attending to clients

Behind the scenes work, such as repackaging bulk food items into smaller quantities or organizing inventory


Ability to work with people (clients, volunteers, and staff) from all walks of life

Ability to work with a team, but occasionally be assigned an individual project

Possibly lift as much as 5-10 lbs.

Ability to practice patience and empathy, while recognizing some professional boundaries that should be kept between clients and volunteers

Proof of Covid Vaccination and booster

Wearing masks indoors

Recommendations & Requirements

We ask that all Food Bank volunteers are on time for their shift (unless prior arrangements have been made). Close-toed shoes are required to volunteer in the Food Bank and all volunteers must be at least 11-13 years old to volunteer with an adult at all times and 14+ years old to volunteer independently.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Emily VanCleemput at or 707-887-1647 x109.

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About Food For Thought


6550 Railroad Ave., Forestville, CA 95436, US

Mission Statement

To foster health and healing with food and compassion


Food For Thought is a nonprofit organization that provides lifesaving nutrition support to low-income people living with COVID-19, HIV and other serious illnesses across Sonoma County. For more than 30 years, we have engaged in service to our community to provide healthy food to our neighbors in need. A group of friends in Guerneville founded FFT in 1988 amidst the AIDS epidemic to provide groceries to our seriously ill neighbors. Over time, we have shifted our focus from providing end-of-life care to providing comprehensive nutrition services, and we have expanded our eligibility to those affected by a wide range of serious illnesses.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for our programs has skyrocketed. In 2020, FFT brought healthy food to more than 4,000 people in Sonoma County.


Health & Medicine
Homeless & Housing
People with Disabilities
Health & Medicine, Homeless & Housing, People with Disabilities


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6550 Railroad Ave.Forestville, CA 95436



  • Food Service


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group



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