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Be a Part of Our Volunteer Programs


Midwest Food Bank is structured to provide service opportunities and operate through the work of volunteers. Our volunteers are more than our hands and feet; they are fundamental to the success of our organization. They collect, sort, pack, and distribute food and disaster relief donations, and remind us every day that our mission could not be achieved without them.

More than 17,930 volunteers put in over 300,898 hours of service in 2020 the equivalent of over 150 full-time employees. The service of these dedicated volunteers allows Midwest Food Bank to operate efficiently. They gain the unique perspective that worldwide hunger is prevalent and their efforts can make a difference.

Benefits of Volunteer Work

Whether working as an individual or in a group, volunteering brings tremendous impact that goes far beyond the mission of the organization; every person who chooses to volunteer experiences benefits, as well. Benefits include:

  • Making a difference: Providing a service to those in need brings a sense of accomplishment, pride, and happiness.
  • Learning new skills: Work done at volunteer organizations often differs greatly from work done in private businesses. By taking advantage of community service opportunities, one has the chance to learn more about other industries while gaining communication and teamwork skills.
  • Building community: Volunteering is an excellent way to build team spirit, foster relationships among group members, or make new friends.
  • Boosting your resume: People love to work with good people! Volunteer experience may boost your chances of landing a job or getting into your preferred college.


 If you are interested in volunteering, please take a minute to complete the volunteer interest form. It’s amazing what we can do when we work together.