Thank you for your interest in volunteering!
One in six people struggles with hunger in our service area. Here at the Toledo NWO Food Bank, we work to improve the lives of our neighbors who are struggling with hunger, but we can’t do it alone. Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank relies on the generosity of thousands of individuals who donate their time and effort to help feed the hungry in Northwest Ohio. The Food Bank welcomes groups from schools, companies, civic groups, church youth groups, and individuals! Join us in the fight to end hunger today!
Volunteers help carry out essential office duties such as filing, mailing, and sorting.
Volunteers are offered a hands-on experience of helping sort, package and repackage, label, stock, and inspect food.
Special Event Opportunities
Volunteers help carry out special events such as food drives, festivals, and auctions presented by the Toledo NWO Food Bank.
Harvest Market Day Opportunities
Volunteers are offered a hands-on experience of helping shoppers on Harvest Market day. Market Days take place throughout the 8-county service area. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist various communities working to relieve hunger for their neighbors in need. For further information, please visit: Harvest Market
Some volunteer activities include:
- Stocking shelves
- Sorting food
- Labeling food
- Packaging food
- General maintenance
- Administrative tasks
Service Opportunities At The Food Bank
Help us with our daily operations while also learning about the issue of hunger in our community. In exchange, we will help you fulfill your community service requirement while also gaining valuable job skills and experience.
Community service opportunities for both teens and adults listed below:
Student Service Opportunities (5th-12th grade)
Fulfill your school/organization service hour requirements with us! Whether you are in grade school, high school, or college, the Food Bank offers an array of volunteer opportunities to meet your specific requirements!
Work Experience Program
The Toledo Food Bank has partnered with the Lucas County Jobs and Family Services to ensure that individuals in Lucas County
have the opportunity to meet their SNAP work requirement. Work Experience Program (WEP) participants can fulfill their requirements while gaining valuable job skills and experience through volunteer service at our warehouse.
Developmentally Disabled Volunteer Program
The Developmentally Disabled Volunteer Program is designed to help people with a wide range of cognitive and physical disabilities. We provide transferable skills that offer learning experiences for people with developmental disabilities.
Court Ordered Community Service Volunteer Program
The Toledo Food Bank welcomes volunteers needing community services hours for social services agencies or court
Volunteer times are available throughout the year, on both weekdays and Saturdays
(for groups of 5 or more).
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
(Hours may vary and can be requested)
Join us in the fight to end hunger today!
If you and/or your group are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out the form below.