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. Groups of five or more should contact volunteer@foodbankiowa.org to ensure they get the reservations they need together. 


  • 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 8 or older. and children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Events outside of the warehouse can accommodate 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.

Please Note: Food Bank of Iowa is focused on providing a safe environment. Currently we are accepting up to 20 volunteers per shift and breaking each group into smaller teams of 10 or less. Hand washing continue to be required.

If you are not feeling well, please say home and recover.  Volunteers arriving with a cough/runny nose/etc will be sent home.


We could not do it without you!