Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

Want that “feel good” feeling you get when helping others? 

Volunteer at the Food Bank of Western New York to help those in need of one of life’s most necessary commodities … food.  Help to sort and repackage food in our warehouse and know that your efforts will put food on the table of a family in need in our community.  We need both individuals and groups to help with this effort.  To sort food in the warehouse, you must be 16 years of age.


For more information, please contact Jennifer Hayes by phone (716) 852-1305 or over email.  

Please complete the Volunteer Application (.pdf) and review the Whistleblower Policy (.pdf). This can be filled in your browser/.pdf viewer and/or saved to your computer. Completed forms must be emailed or mailed or brought in-person by the time you volunteer.


While we have a lot of requests to volunteer at the Food Bank warehouse during the winter hoildays, hunger insecurity is a year-round issue and we welcome individuals and organizations that wish to volunteer with us throughout the year.


We also need volunteers in the office during peak special event times or, if you enjoy working at the special events, we have a variety of those where volunteers are needed. Whether you have a day or just a few hours to spare … we can find a place for you!


Hours for the sorting area:

Mondays – Closed
Tuesday –Thursday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturdays are generally reserved for groups and should be scheduled well in advance.


NO walk-ins.
All visits must be scheduled.

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