©2019  Arlington Community Food Bank


Volunteers contribute to our mission in many valuable ways. Volunteer opportunities include: warehouse sorting and organizing, store support, customer service, repackaging food, maintaining and cleaning facilities, office and administrative help, and event planning.


Most volunteer opportunities are 2-3 hours in length. To volunteer, complete the online application.

Please read and sign/submit the Work Requirements and Civil Rights Training Checklist and bring with you at time of interview.

Student Volunteers

Students, age 15 and older, are encouraged and welcome to volunteer. We document hours for students who need volunteer hours for school or organizations in which they participate.

Volunteer Groups

We thrive on the support of our community, corporate and school groups. By working together, volunteers make an immediate impact on fighting hunger in our neighborhoods.

Individuals & Families

We offer a variety of opportunities for individuals to help feed our neighbors. We also know that many families want to volunteer together, and have shifts perfect for your philanthropic family outing.

All children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer Hours:

Mondays 9:00am-5:00pm

Tuesdays 1:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesdays 2:30-7:30pm

Thursdays 1:00pm-5:00pm

Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm

Service Sunday's (1st Sunday of the Month) 1:00pm-3:00pm

Donation Suggestions:

Your monetary donations go farther and allow us to provide items on demand, fresh produce, dairy, fresh bakery items and specialty care items. In addition, we can control our inventory; expiration dates; and purchase items at a significant savings.

Suggested items to purchase/donate: Dry cereal, instant oatmeal, peanut butter, soup, pasta, small bags of sugar/flour, canned fruit/vegetables/chili/chicken, baby food/cereal, diapers/wipes, applesauce squeeze tubes, granola bars, toiletries (toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, feminine products). We will also accept dish soap, laundry detergent and pet food.

Donations can be made at any 'Simple Gesture' participating business or in our 'After-Hours Bin' located at the front entrance of the Food Bank.