We simply could not do what we do without the help of volunteers! Whether you can volunteer once a week, once a month or once a year; individually or with a group of friends, family or colleagues, whatever your commitment, every hour of assistance helps us ensure our hungry neighbors will have access to food in their time of need.
Thanks to our volunteers, Northern Illinois Food Bank serves more than half a million hungry neighbors each year across 13 counties. Last year, volunteers donated 136,000 hours of their time to help distribute the equivalent of 69.1 million meals to families, seniors, and kids facing hunger in our community. What you do matters!
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Inspect, sort, and package food distributed to our hungry neighbors. Groups of 20+ must call to register. Ages 8+ are welcome.
Designed to give high schoolers leadership skills & opportunities to give back. Training to lead projects & manage volunteers.
A program for those who must serve mandated court compelled service hours as ordered by a judge. Must be 16+ years old.
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Contact the volunteer team with your questions about volunteering with Northern Illinois Food Bank.