We love our hunger heroes
Thousands of generous individuals, corporate groups, clubs, students, and faith-based organizations help us sort and distribute more than 10 million pounds of food each year. We invite you to help us provide healthy solutions to end hunger throughout Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. We couldn’t do our work without our volunteers and we are grateful everyday for their support.
Volunteer opportunities include: sorting and packing food, distributing at pantries, participating in our nutrition education and cooking classes, helping in our offices, lending a hand at events and more!
Welcome back! If you already have a volunteer account with us you can sign up for your next shift by clicking the button below.
New to volunteering?
If you would like to become a volunteer please create a volunteer profile. Once you have created your profile our Volunteer Coordinator will in touch regarding the next steps.
Every volunteer must register ahead of time.
- Every volunteer must create a profile and sign up for their volunteer shifts.
- Closed toe shoes are required.
- All volunteers must be aged 10 or older to volunteer.
- Individuals aged 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Hunger Hero Spotlight
We were pleased to host our Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on April 19th to thank all of our wonderful volunteers and shine the light on some truly outstanding hunger heroes.
HUNGER HEROES OF THE YEAR
Dynamic Duo Award – Elaine and Bruce Burton
20 Years Served – Johnny “Pete” Castleberry
Backpacking Award – Gary Crowell
Most Hours Served Award – Roy Hassard
Mobile Farm Market Couple Award – Bob and Joann Heaton
Cooking Matters Award – Judi Kerzner
Sorting Room Award – Sam King
Backpacking Award – Tom and Kathy Krazit
Mobile Pantry Couple Award – Cindy and Gene Lodge
Cooking Matters Award – Kathy Morrison
School Pantry Award – John and Sue Nelson
Link-2-Feed Award – Pam Newberry
Data Entry Award – Allen and Eleanor Odden
Sorting Room Award – Smokey Rademacher
Mobile Farm Market Award – Olga Steinberg
Mobile Pantry Award – Annie Wells
Most Hours Served Award – Ellen Wilson
Outstanding Group Award – Gan-Edan Temple Sinai
Backpack Supporters Award – Gran Paradiso
Small Business Partner Award – Integrity Wealth Management
Corporate Partner Award – Miles Partnership
Community Partner Award – Sarasota Sky Pilots
Community Pantry Award – Sunshine Rotary
Top Food Drive Award – Temple Emanu-El
Community Partner Award – Venice Yacht Club
Recommend a Hunger Hero. Do you know a volunteer that goes above and beyond, that you think deserves a little special recognition? If so, complete the form below to nominate him/her for the volunteer of the month spotlight!