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ORGANIZATION: Table to Table

  • 174 people are interested
Route Volunteer - Covid

Help us keep food from going to waste by rescuing it from food donors and delivering it to area agencies that serve people who are food insecure. In 2023 our volunteers rescued 2.3 million pounds of food, and we would love your help!

Volunteer Duties

  • Interacting with donor organizations
  • Boxing and loading food donations into Table to Table van
  • Transporting food to recipient organizations such as community pantries, shelters, preschools, etc.
  • Unloading food

Route volunteer shifts typically take place between 8:00am-Noon Monday-Saturday and typically last 2 to 3 hours. Contact volunteer@table2table.org or 319-337-3400 for more information.

Volunteers typically lift up to 40 lbs.

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About Table to Table


840 South Capitol St., Iowa City, IA 52240, US

Mission Statement

Table to Table bridges the gap between abundance and hunger. Our mission is to increase food equity and reduce environmental harm by collecting and redistributing surplus food through partners to people who can use it.


Table to Table is a United Way agency of Johnson County.

Volunteers are an essential element of our organization and provide the means for us to pursue our mission. By keeping food from going to waste, we help these agencies in their efforts to help those in need. Whether the agency we deliver to prepares a meal or distributes groceries, this rescued food is making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Since 1996, Table to Table has rescued over 20 million pounds of food that would have otherwise gone to waste. This year alone, the volunteers have rescued 2.5 million pounds of food. Donations are collected from 80 local grocery stores, bakeries, dairies, restaurants, schools and businesses. 50 local social service agencies receive donated food distributed through Table to Table. Each 1.5 pounds of donated food provides an equivalent meal to someone in need. This year, Table to Table saved social service agencies over $6 million in Johnson County.

Table to Table is Iowa's original food rescue organization. We specialize in "rapid response" retrieval of fresh and perishable foods; we pick up and deliver the donated food items to recipient agencies in the same day.


Homeless & Housing
Environment, Homeless & Housing, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


1049 US-6 EIowa City, IA 52240



  • People Skills
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Relationship Building
  • Bus/Van Driving


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We can be pretty flexible. Route volunteers with regularly scheduled routes can have 1 or more shifts per week. Subs can pick up a couple shifts a month to a couple a week.

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