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Connecticut Food Bank welcomes individual and group volunteers who want to help fight hunger here at home.  Help us to alleviate hunger Connecticut.

Ready to volunteer?  Get started here by signing up.

Or, click here to sign up your group (corporate, church, civic group).

If you are interested in volunteering directly at a local food assistance program, click here to access our Pantry Locator.

Hot Volunteer Needs

Walk Against Hunger Volunteers New Haven, May 4, College Woods Pavilion, East Rock Park

Volunteers 19 yrs and older are needed to help as crossing guards at the 38th Annual Greater New Haven Walk Against Hunger on May 4th. Volunteers are needed from 1 to 4 p.m. to assist walkers cross the street safely throughout the walk route.  Contact Kim Damien to volunteer: kdamien@ctfoodbank.org

Walk Against Hunger VolunteersWaterbury, May 18, Hamilton Park

Volunteers 16 yrs old and over are needed for the following time slots at the 9th Greater Waterbury Walk Against Hunger at Hamilton Park on May 18:

10 a.m. until finished:  Event Set-up – unloading trucks, carrying & setting up tents, tables, chairs, boxes, supplies, etc.

12 to 4:30 p.m.:  Number of spots need to be filled during this time such as registration, t-shirts, game stations, water stop, event take-down, etc.

A few opportunities exist for a parent/child (age 13-15) team and will be allotted on a first come basis. Contact Kim Damien to volunteer: kdamien@ctfoodbank.org

(Updated) Food Sorters

Ongoing Food Sorting Volunteers are needed at the East Haven warehouse, 150 Bradley Street, to inspect, sort and pack perishable and non-perishable food for distribution to direct feeding programs. Youth ages 13 & 14 must volunteer with a parent. Ages 16 and over may volunteer on their own. Small groups are  welcome on a one time or repeating basis. Fully enclosed footwear is required.  Advanced reservations are required. Contact Kim Damien to volunteer: kdamien@ctfoodbank.org

Days and times:

Monday, Tuesday,  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to Noon

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1 to 3 p.m.

Tuesdays 4 to 5:30 p.m., and 6 to 7:30 p.m.

3rd Wednesday of every month 4 to 5:30 p.m., and 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Ongoing Volunteer Needs

Community Liaisons

Volunteers are needed to increase community engagement in their own communities. Responsible for dropping off brochures and posters with local businesses and organizations.  Periodically checking in with locations to provide additional materials or information about volunteering, food drives, Walk Against Hunger participation, etc.  Must be at least 21 years of age and live in a community served by Connecticut Food Bank.

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Plant a Row for the Hungry

While planting your yearly garden, include an extra row to donate to Connecticut Food Bank or a food program in your area.  Read about our Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign by clicking here.

Connecticut Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser is the Walk Against Hunger, held every spring in New Haven, Bridgeport and Waterbury. This community event raises public awareness about hunger, encourages personal involvement in addressing hunger, and raises funds to help Connecticut Food Bank distribute food to nearly 700 food programs.  Be a walker to raise money or volunteer as a registrar, crossing guard or for another role.

Food drives are held throughout the year to benefit Connecticut Food Bank, such as the National Association of Letter Carriers in May.

If your group or organization is interested in hosting a food drive, we can help you set it up! Click here for details.


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