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Volunteer at the Food Bank

The Emergency Food Bank welcomes volunteers!  If you are an individual, organization, church group, family or business interested in volunteering, please contact Yvonne Derby at 209.464.7369 or email her at yderby@stocktonfoodbank.org to find out about volunteer opportunities.  Thank you!  We Celebrate Service!  

"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

We care about our staff and volunteers. Masks are required and gloves are available when needed.

Volunteers are welcome Monday through Friday, individuals and businesses can volunteer for a few hours, ½ day, or a full day.  

To Schedule a Volunteer Day for your group or business, please click and complete our Group Volunteer Interest form.  We also welcome individual volunteers and community service volunteers.  We look forward to seeing you, your family, your community group and/or your business here at the Food Bank.

The Emergency Food Bank is always looking for volunteers for special events. Listed below and on our Events Page, are current volunteer opportunities.  Our events would not be successful without the help of the many volunteers from the community, schools, businesses, and organizations.  We are always in need of your help!


May 15: Kaiser Permanente Uncorked 5K & 10K
CLICK HERE to be a volunteer


Food Bank Pantry:

  • Warehouse workers
  • Food sorters/food handlers

Commitment to Community Programs:

We love our students! If you're a student in need of Commitment to Community Programs we have great opportunities to volunteer. Contact us today so we can arrange hours that fit your schedule. We're open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - Noon. We can use volunteers anytime between 7:00am to 2:00pm.

Food RX Volunteer:

Being a volunteer with the food RX program allows the opportunity to practice general nutrition education to real clients who suffer from chronic illnesses. This opportunity could benefit those seeking community nutrition hours for the Registered Dietician (RD) program or if seeking a career in health education, public health, community nutrition, etc. Volunteers are a crucial part to maintaining a functional nutrition class and therefore, will be granted a certificate of completion of this program for their records.

Volunteer responsibilities will vary. Volunteers will usually help facilitate a nutrition class by assisting with activities or cooking demos. A two-hour training on the curriculum is required before you are able to help facilitate a class. Classes will be held every other Tuesday starting September 15, 2020 at 11:00am. Due to COVID-19, classes will be held online via Zoom. Volunteers may also achieve hours by visiting the office to assist with office work and preparation before a class. The Emergency Food Bank will accommodate to anyone with special needs.