Greater Cleveland Food Bank


Volunteer Program Update - March 26, 2020

Thank you so much for your continued support of the mission of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. As we continue to assess our operations on a daily basis, we will be updating this page to reflect our most up-to-date volunteer needs. As is true in many of your lives now too, plans are changing regularly on our end and we will do our best to inform our volunteer base with regular updates.

We would also like to make everyone aware that we will not be able to accept walk-in or unscheduled volunteers at this time. Additionally, staff, volunteers, and visitors will be required to have their temperature taken by a staff member upon entering the facility to ensure that they do not have a fever.

Volunteers are essential to the mission of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and your health and safety is our top priority. Please know that we truly appreciate your ongoing support and we want you to be able to continue to support our mission. In addition to volunteering, there are also opportunities to support our efforts through donations and advocating on our behalf. For the most up-to-date information on how to get involved as our community reacts to these ongoing changes concerning COVID-19, please visit  

Thank you so much for your continued support during these hectic times. We truly appreciate the time that each of you has dedicated to our cause, both in the past and moving forward. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions

Matt Jackson

Volunteer Experience Manager


Devin McNulty-DeMarco

Volunteer Experience Coordinator


Volunteers are crucial to all operations of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, whether in traditional roles (collecting, sorting, and repacking food that comes through our warehouse every day) or using special skills to support with administrative functions or special projects.

In 2019, more than 21,000 volunteers contributed more than 92,000 hours of service to the Food Bank, a savings of more than two million dollars in salaries and benefits, allowing for additional food to be provided to our agencies and clients.

Reach Volunteer Services by phone at 216-738-2053

Get started by clicking on one of the options below:

  • To register for a traditional volunteer role (Repack, Community Food Kitchen, Produce Distribution or Special Events), click here or scroll down to the bottom of this page.

  • To explore Special Skills Based Volunteer Opportunities, click here.

  • To register a group of volunteers, click here. (If your Volunteer Group Request is for a date in March or April 2020, please view our list of available shifts below to view current availability).

  • Click here to read volunteer Frequently Asked Questions.