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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are essential to Foodshare's work. Last year, more than 6,100 dedicated volunteers gave over 47,000 hours of service. If you are 12 years of age or older we can use your help! We have opportunities for individuals and groups. Check out the list below to find the opportunity that's right for you!

VOLUNTEER NOTICE: Please note, per CDC guidelines, older adults, 65 years and older and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. For your safety and the health of our community, we cannot currently accept volunteers who are in these high risk categories.

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Food Sorting

Volunteers help provide safe food to the community by inspecting and sorting donated food at Foodshare’s main facility in Bloomfield. Volunteers should be able to move, stand for extended periods, and lift up to 30 pounds.

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Mobile Foodshare

Mobile Foodshare volunteers ride along on a Mobile Foodshare pantry-on-wheels truck to help our drivers distribute food directly to our neighbors at community sites. These shifts are popular and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Volunteers utilize their own vehicles to pick up food donations on weekday mornings from local retailers and deliver them directly to a nearby Foodshare partner pantry or meal program. Shifts are usually an hour and volunteers should be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Training is provided.

For more information or questions on how you can become a volunteer with Foodshare, please contact our Volunteer Services office at: 860-856-4343.

Working together we can make a difference.

Hunger is big. Our community is bigger.

Volunteer Spotlights

Andy Stern and Peter Chenette Retail Rescue

Dynamic Duo

Foodshare would like to recognize Andy Stern and Peter Chenette. They are both longtime volunteers who are trained Ambassadors and assist with weekly grocery pickups...

Dhruv Suryadevara with Kelly Todd and Al Marino of Foodshare

Dhruv Suryadevara

Foodshare had the great pleasure of presenting Dhruv Suryadevara, one of our youngest volunteers, with the President's Volunteer Service Award...

Aetna Inspire U Day Volunteers

Aetna Inspire U Day

Foodshare was honored to host 170 Aetna interns from across the country this past June as part of the "Inpsire U" Day...

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