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Food Bank Distribution Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Rainier Valley Food Bank

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 33 people are interested

Come support our community by helping distribute healthy food to our hungry neighbors!

"In-person shopping" shifts are Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30am - 11am and 11:30am - 2:30 PM. You are welcome to sign up for both shifts if desired, but we will fully close for lunch between shifts with no volunteer work or staff support during this time so that we can care for ourselves before continuing to care for the community. You are encouraged to have lunch and hang out with fellow volunteers while we take a break!

Distribution Volunteers may:

Set up distribution center for shopping
welcome clients
help guests load selected food into their bags
hand out to-go lunches
monitor stations
clean up after shopping, reset warehouse for next shift/day
Translate for guests*

*We serve a very diverse community with over 14 languages spoken. Bi/multilingual volunteers are especially needed.

RVFB verifies community service hours for school, work, or court. Ask a staff member how to track your hours.

Sign up online at or contact for more information.

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About Rainier Valley Food Bank


9021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118, US

Mission Statement

Nourish with good food, empower with knowledge, and serve with compassion.


Rainier Valley Food Bank is Seattle's busiest food bank, serving an estimated 25% of all individuals seeking food assistance in Seattle. We are proud to provide fresh, healthy, nutritious, and culturally sensitive food to more than 8,000 guests every month.
As a low-barrier food bank, we pride ourselves on providing resources to all individuals in need who may come across our doorstep. Rainier Valley Food Bank also represents the only emergency food resource in Southeast Seattle.


Community, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


9021 Rainier Avenue SouthSeattle, WA 98118



  • Customer Service
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Translation
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 6
  • 8:30am - 11:00am and/or 11:30am - 2:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Weekly and occasional Volunteers are welcome!
  • We welcome those with community service hours to complete for Court, School, or work. Ask for a service log. If a shift is full but you need hours urgently, contact to see if there is alternate work available.

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