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Volunteering for the West Ohio Food Bank

10 Reasons to Volunteer

  1. Get involved with your community.
  2. It is a great opportunity to learn more about hunger.
  3. It is an excellent networking opportunity.
  4. We have a lot of fun, and would love to have you join us.
  5. Any amount of time, commitment and enthusiasm helps fight hunger.
  6. Meet other exciting people and make new friends.
  7. Demonstrate community support on your resume.
  8. Develop and practice new skills.
  9. Make a difference in many lives.
  10. Together, we will create a future without hunger.

Volunteers are the backbone of the West Ohio Food Bank and the lifeline of our charitable feeding system. If you or your group, business or corporation would like more information on volunteering or how to get involved, contact Ina Mack at ina@wofb.org or call 419 222 7946.


Program Support

Backpack Program:

kidThe backpack program fills the gap left on weekends when children do not have access to after-school breakfasts and/or lunches. This program focuses on distributing nutritious, easy to prepare food to children at risk of hunger. Help pack the bags or hold a food drive to supply children with weekend meals.

Senior Food Boxes(CSFP):

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. CSFP is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Office Support

Office Help:

Volunteers with phone and/or computer skills are needed to assist with filing, mailings, data entry, answering phones and greeting guests.


Volunteer Opportunities

Reclamation and Recovery Program

Volunteers sort, clean, and repackage food into 40 pound boxes that are distributed to adults, families, and seniors in need. Food and personal care items are received from grocery stores such as Kroger, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Meijer Save A Lot, Ruler Foods, Marsh, etc., and through local food drives.

Backpack and/or Senior Box Program

Volunteers work together to help solve hunger for our youth and seniors by packing backpacks and senior boxes with nutritious and easy to prepare food.

Mobile Food Distributions

Volunteers assist in large distribution of shelf stable foods, produce, frozen foods, breads, and bakery items to individual who are hungry. Businesses, Corporations, Nonprofits, Service Clubs or Churches can pay for the delivery to the location of their choice to distribute these products. The cost is $500 to distribute 5,000 pounds of food or $1,000 to distribute 10,000 pounds of food.

Specialty Skills

Whether you’re an expert at painting, cleaning, data entry, marketing, or you name it, your skill sets are always appreciated at the West Ohio Food Bank.

Internships

Internships are the most effective way for students to gain work experience before graduation. Why not consider the West Ohio Food Bank to gain additional internship experience in business, marketing, nutrition, management, supply chain, warehouse, nonprofit, leadership, and the list goes on. Contact us.

Food and Fund Drives

West Ohio Food Bank relies heavily on community support to help feed the hungry in our 11 county service area. Why not host a food or fund drive at your business, school, church, etc.? Every $1 donated to the West Ohio Food Bank allows us to provide 6 meals to those in need.

Service Areas

You can help solve West Ohio’s hunger problem. We need…

  • 600 businesses, organizations or individuals who are willing to commit $1000 / year… or…
  • 1,000 businesses who will share $600 / year… or…
  • 2,000 individuals, who can contribute $300 / year