Volunteer 2018-04-09T10:40:29+00:00

We love our hunger heroes

Thousands of generous individuals, corporate groups, clubs, students, and faith-based organizations help us sort and distribute 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!


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For regular morning volunteers 

Please check our closed dates for April for morning sorting.

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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.

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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.


Hunger Hero Spotlight 

Heidi Mackintosh

This month our star hunger hero is Heidi. She volunteers at The Glasser/Schoenbaum Center pantry and rarely, if ever, misses a day.  She is usually one of the first volunteers to arrive and one of the last to leave. She does anything asked of her and takes the initiative to do whatever needs to be done without being prompted to do so.  She quietly takes a leadership role and helps to get everything done.  Along with a great personality and good sense of humor, she is always a person who is excellent to work with and popular among the other volunteers.  She is one who exemplifies what volunteering means. Heidi has been a hunger hero for a little over a year and has already served 70 hours!

Nominated by Dan Buchler.




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!