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!

Returning volunteer?

Welcome back! If you already have a volunteer account with us you can sign up for your next shift or check our closed dates 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.

Volunteer guidelines: 

  • 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.
All Faiths Food Bank is fully committed to attracting and retaining diverse talent in order to better reflect the wide variety of experiences and views of the many different stakeholders with whom we are connected. We will invest in actively recruiting, engaging and fostering diversity in our board, volunteers and workforce while providing a work environment that promotes equity and inclusion.
We commit to providing policies, systems and a culture where our board, volunteers, staff and those we serve will be afforded equitable access and opportunities to reach their full potential and feel valued, respected and supported.

 

Hunger Hero Spotlight

We were pleased to host our Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on January 31st to thank all of our wonderful volunteers and shine the light on some truly outstanding hunger heroes.

HUNGER HEROES OF THE YEAR

Community Data Entry Award Pantry Award – Patricia Aust
Data Entry Award – Vincent Bellucci
Outstanding Friend of the Food Bank Award – Linda Bradway
Cooking Matters Award- Maggie Brown
School Pantry Award – Steve Cork
Link-2-Feed Award – Vicki Hatch
Sorting Room Award – Lucia Marinelli
Mobile Pantry Award – Elicia Martinez
Link-2-Feed Award- John Murphy
Community Pantry Award – Barbara & John Ryder
School Pantry Award- David Stein
Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award – Vlad Tsimoshchanka
Data Entry Award – Ann Wilcox
Mobile Farm Market Award – Ellie Wilson
Arcadia Partner Award – Guardian Ad Litem
Family Award – Lipton Family
Children’s Programs Award- New Jersey Club & Friends
Community Partner Award – Rotary Club of Sarasota
Community Partner Award- Rotary International District 6960
Community Partner Award – Sarasota-Manatee Originals
Backpack Group Award – Stoneybrook
Top Food Drive Award – Temple Emanu-El
Backpack Group Award – Venice United Church of Christ
Outstanding Group Award – Walmart

 

Hunger Hero of the month 

For the past 2 years, Barbara has been the leader of the Temple Sinai “Gan-Edan” volunteer group. Along with her dedicated team, she sorts and packs food donations and packs Backpacks for children twice a month. As a group, they also run the Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club community pantry distributing food to clients, stocking shelves, and managing inventory. Barbara is passionate about helping those less fortunate and works tirelessly to plan and organize events for her group to participate in. Barbara and the Temple Sinai volunteers are a great example of how local organizations help us fulfill our mission to end hunger in our community!

Thank you so much Barbara, for all you give to the community!

 

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Nominate

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!