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Food Pantry Support

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

Opportunity Title: Food Pantry Support

Opportunity Description: We are looking for volunteers to assist us with the support and maintenance of our ongoing food pantry at our DC office. Through a partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank, we regularly receive and distribute food staples to our clients facing food insecurity. Last year, we were able to provide the families we assist with over 15,000 pounds of food and hope to surpass that quantity this year with your help!

Department/Individuals Assisting Ayuda’s Social Services Team

Responsible to: Our Volunteer Coordinator, Connor Paul, as well as our Supervising Case Manager, Monica Maldonado

# of Volunteers Requesting: We are looking for 4 - 6 volunteers to join us on food pantry support days


  • Breaking down palletized deliveries at our office’s loading dock
  • Transporting of items upstairs to our office where our food pantry is located
  • Organizing both the delivered food staples as well as existing inventory in our pantry
  • Packaging of our grocery bags for pickup and/or delivery to our clients

Opportunity Requirements:

  • We don’t have many requirements for this opportunity other than coming to our office in downtown DC, being a team player, and bringing positivity and enthusiasm to help!
  • While not required, we do prefer if assisting volunteers are able to lift and carry boxes up to 30 - 40 lbs.
    • If you would like to support our food pantry but are unable to assist with the physical lifting/carrying of boxes, don’t be deterred from signing up and just let us know! We have numerous other tasks related to supporting our food pantry that you can assist with.

COVID-19 Policies:

  • At Ayuda, we believe it is critical that we follow best public health practices and adhere to COVID-19 policies that ensure the safety of our staff, interns, beneficiaries, and volunteers. The following will be required of all Ayuda volunteers and is non-negotiable:
    • Proof of vaccination, which we define as full vaccination plus a booster shot.
      • A copy or photo of vaccination records can be sent to our Volunteer Coordinator before your joining us
    • Wearing masks unless eating or drinking


  • Food pantry support is needed on a monthly basis, typically the first Wednesday of each month
  • Volunteers will be asked to join us at our DC office on days assisting from 8 AM - 11 AM
    • If you would like to help support our food pantry but cannot join us on Wednesdays, let us know as we welcome organizing and packaging assistance on a more flexible schedule.

Technology Needed: No technology is needed to assist with this opportunity

Sign Up: To join us at our office and help support our ongoing food pantry, express interest for our opportunity here! Our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you to introduce himself and learn more about your availability and any special skills you might have. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to reach out to him in the meantime at volunteers@ayuda.com.

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About Ayuda


1990 K Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006, US

Mission Statement

Ayuda’s mission is to advocate for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, training and outreach in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. We envision a community where all immigrants succeed and thrive in the United States. Ayuda's core values of Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Inclusion, Client-centeredness and Wellbeing serve as a foundation for how we carry out our work. They are a thread throughout everything we do and serve as a commitment to one another and to the communities we serve.


Ayuda is the only nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia that offers a full range of immigration and family law assistance, case management, therapy, and language support for low-income immigrants from anywhere in the world. Since 1973, we have served more than 150,000 low-income immigrants access justice, heal from trauma, and overcome language isolation.


Crisis Support
Immigrants & Refugees
Crisis Support, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees


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1990 K Street NorthwestSuite 500Washington, DC 20006



  • Inventory Management
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Case Work / Management
  • Delivery
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 3 hour opportunity, multiple weekdays during the month
  • Volunteers will be asked to lift/carry weight ranging from 30 - 40 lbs. Volunteers will also need to show proof of COVID vaccinations before joining.

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