More Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Listed below are offsite volunteer opportunities that become available periodically and are not ongoing. If interested, please create or update your online volunteer profile to indicate you are interested in these areas. When an opportunity in your interest area becomes available, you will receive an email.

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Poverty Simulation

A poverty simulation is designed to help participants understand the realities faced by our hungry neighbors. In the simulation, participants assume the roles of different families facing poverty and experience the difficult daily choices being made. The exercise utilizes volunteers who staff various resource tables and play different roles throughout the simulation to provide a realistic environment.

Food Shows

Volunteers assist with food recovery at the end of local food industry conventions a couple of times a year to help pack the food that exhibitors have donated into boxes and load it into a Food Bank truck.

Mobile Pantry

The Mobile Pantry is a “traveling food pantry” that delivers meat, produce, non-perishable food and other products to communities where the need for food surpasses the capacity of existing food pantry resources. Volunteers at the Mobile Pantry assist in distributing food to our hungry neighbors.

Produce Harvesting

During our summer months and into the fall, the Food Bank benefits from the generosity of local farmers who will donate an abundance of crops. Volunteer are needed to help harvest corn, squash, and more so it can be brought to the Food Bank for distribution.

Join us this August to harvest corn!

Please sign up at the front desk and contact Amy Hettinger with any questions – email or call 630-443-6910 ext 167

WHEN: August 12th and 26th. Please arrive by 7:45am – we will start picking at 8am.
WHERE: Origer Farm / 10409 Carls Road / Marengo, IL
The dates that we currently have are tentative due tto weather. We will keep you posted on any changes.

Hunger Action Month

Established by Feeding America, Hunger Action Month is a national initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Click here for ways you can get involved this September, including volunteering at a Pack-a-Thon!

Fundraise for the Food Bank

Find an fundraiser near you! View upcoming and ongoing fundraisers from organizations including Sam’s Club, Pampered Chef, and Amazon.

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