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Volunteering is one of the most rewarding ways
to be involved with Philabundance.

Whether you want to get hands-on in our warehouse or one of our direct service programs, see the inner workings of our organization by assisting with administrative tasks, or help us spread the word at special events, there is an opportunity that is perfect for you or your group:

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Read our FAQs to be prepared for your volunteer experience!


 

 Where You Can Help

Gleaning

gleaning-iconGleaning, the practice of harvesting leftover crops from a farmer’s field, is a great way to put local, fresh produce into the hands of community members in need. Gleans take place throughout the summer and fall on weekdays from 8:30AM to 12PM and groups are welcome!

Hunger Relief Center

Philabundance’s sorting and packing takes place at our Hunger Relief Center hrc-iconin South Philadelphia. Hundreds of volunteers are needed each week to sort and pack supplemental and emergency food items. This is a great opportunity for groups or individuals:

M, W, Th and F: 8:30AM-12:00PM and 12:30-3:30PM
Tuesday: 12:30-4:00PM and 6:00PM-8:30PM (NOTE: The 2nd Tuesday of every month is Family Night: 6:00PM-8:00PM)

Check out the full calendar here.

fresh-for-all-iconFresh For All

This program distributes fresh produce weekly, similar to a farmer’s market, to some of the Delaware Valley’s most under served neighbors. Each site requires 10-15 volunteers per distribution day.

KidsBites

This program provides access to nutritious food in low-income areas for the families of all students enrolled. Food is distributed once a month allowing families of the students at the partner school to choose from available food options, including fresh produce, protein and dairy.kb KidsBites Volunteers are required to have a PSP Background Check and a Child Abuse Clearance Check. If you are interested in volunteering with this program contact [email protected] for more information.

CSFP Administrative Assistant

Philabundance distributes 5,000 food boxes each month through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) to low income seniors in the Delaware Valley. CSFP is seeking a volunteer to conduct data entry, and confirm eligibility of seniors for the program following the guidelines set up by the government. Interested volunteers must be: comfortable using computers, detail oriented and able to commit to at least four hours each week for six to 12 months. Email [email protected] for more information.

Grocers Against Hunger Data Entry

Grocers Against Hunger (GAH) is Philabundance’s strategic initiative to unite grocers throughout the Delaware Valley in the fight against hunger. Each agency that participates in GAH must report to Philabundance. Volunteers are needed for the ongoing organization and data entry of GAH forms. Interested volunteers must be: comfortable using computers, detail oriented and able to commit to at least four hours each week for six to 12 months. Email [email protected] for more information.