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Food Bank of Delaware

Address 14 Garfield Way Neward DE 19713 Phone: 302-292-1305 ext. 254 Website: Food Bank of DE Website


Our Mission is to provide nutritious foods to Delawareans in need and facilitate long-term solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty through community education and advocacy.

Volunteer Opportunities

Most of our volunteer opportunities are “on-going,” meaning that we need volunteers on a regular basis either year-round or for a full season. Unless otherwise noted, unsupervised volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Exceptions are made at the discretion of the Volunteer Coordinator.

Food Sorting: Volunteers sort food into different food categories, check expiration dates, discard damaged product or products otherwise unfit for human consumption and check  recalled items.

After-School Nutrition Program: Help assist the kitchen staff with assembling and packing meals for children at the Food Bank’s After-School Nutrition sites. Volunteers should be able to stand for extended periods of time. No cooking skills needed.

Shopper’s Choice: Volunteers help stock the small shopping area in the warehouse from which agencies shop for needed products. Volunteers sort and organize food and non-food items by type. Some heavy lifting is needed and volunteers stand on their feet for extended periods of time.

Summer Nutrition Program Volunteer: Help assemble and pack breakfast and lunches for children in various summer programs. Volunteer should be able to stand for an extended period of time.

Clerical: Assist staff members with various clerical tasks including data entry, filing, phone calls, mass mailings and other tasks as needed. Volunteers should have basic computer knowledge and good clerical skills. Minimum age: 18 years old

Nutrition: Assist the Food Bank’s Community Nutritionist with various classes and programs in the community. Minimum age: 18 years old

Other volunteer tasks include cleaning coolers, general cleaning and maintenance, packing children’s food backpacks, assisting with special events and more.