Volunteer Your Time

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at the Food Bank

Food Bank Volunteers sorting produce. Other than the opportunities listed above, all spots for individual volunteers are full thanks to a dedicated bunch of regular volunteers.

We have volunteer opportunities for corporate, civic and school groups to help inspect, sort and pack food for distribution. Volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 35 pounds. Presently, we are scheduling groups up to three months in advance.

We have shifts available weekdays from 9am-12pm and 12-3pm. Please check back regularly as the schedule may change.

If you are interested in having your group volunteer at the Food Bank, please contact our Volunteer and Special Events Manager, Kelly Seigh, via email.

Additionally, individual students over the age of 14, in need of community service hours for school may inquire about availability during school breaks by also emailing Kelly.

Volunteers looking to fulfill a court ordered community service requirement should contact Serve Rhode Island.

Volunteer at a Member Agency

The following list of Food Bank member agencies need volunteer support.  If you’re interested in learning more, please contact each agency directly using the contact information provided.

  • Allendale Baptist Church, North Providence: Email Kim or call 401-231-7669
  • Bristol Good Neighbors, Bristol: Email Ann Wiard or call 401-254-0726
  • First Baptist Church of Pawtucket: Contact Cindy Downie at 401-725-7225
  • Rhode Island Center Assisting Those in Need (RI CAN), Charlestown: Email Deb Nigrelli or call 401-364-9412
  • Scituate Food Pantry, Scituate: Email Marybeth Ouellette
  • Sojourner House, Providence: Email Elizabeth Dugan
  • St. Raymond’s Food Pantry, Pawtucket: Call Paul at 401-272-8273
  • SVDP Ministry of St. Charles Church, Providence: Email Joan Zompa or call 401-273-1108

If you would like to investigate additional opportunities that may be available in your area, you can download a list of our member agencies (organized alphabetically by town/city) and contact them to inquire about their need for volunteers.

Volunteer in the Community

There are lots of other ways you can help hungry Rhode Islanders. Here are a few ideas:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Together, we can ensure that no one goes hungry in Rhode Island!