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.

Returning Volunteers

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.
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.


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 

Barbara volunteers at numerous Mobile Pantries, such as Gulf Gate Elementary School, Riverview High School, and the Roy McBean Boys and Girls Club. She is energetic, dedicated to the cause, and full of great ideas for how to improve pantry operations for both clients and volunteers.

Barbara regularly oversees that all volunteers have a job to do and that the distribution line is running smoothly, and always steps up to take leadership responsibilities when a lead volunteer is unable to attend. Her cheerfulness and passion are greatly appreciated. She is a huge asset to the food bank and we are so pleased to recognize her as Volunteer of the Month!

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


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!