Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for choosing Food Bank of Iowa! Volunteers make it possible for us to support 55 Iowa counties through partnership with 625 agencies. These agencies are food pantries, homeless shelters, school pantries, BackPack programs, and more. People like you make it possible for us to say yes to donations in all shapes and sizes. You as an individual, your family, or your group can sign up for a shift to make a difference today. 

Support/Training:  Volunteers will be given instructions upon arrival, and will have staff support throughout their shift.


  • Able to stand, move, bend and lift in a warehouse environment.
  • Able to read printed dates on packaging.
  • Able to safely use box cutter, packing tape dispenser, and other packing tools as needed.

Age Requirement:  For safety reasons, all volunteers in the warehouse must be 10 or older. and children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Events outside of the warehouse can accomodate children of all ages. Please check event descriptions.

Dress Code:  Closed-toe shoes are required in the warehouse.  Also, please dress comfortably and in layers.  The temperature in the warehouse can vary.

Location: 2220 E 17th Street Des Moines Iowa 50316 - please enter through the door marked "Volunteer Center"


We could not do it without you!