Greater Cleveland Food Bank


Volunteer Program Update: October 2020

Hello everyone!

We are thrilled to announce that we will be adding even more shifts to our volunteer schedule for the remainder of the year. We’re planning to have the following onsite volunteer schedule available week-to-week for the rest of 2020:


Monday – 9am-12pm, 1-4pm, 5-8pm

Tuesday – 9am-12pm, 1-4pm, 5-8pm

Wednesday – 9am-12pm, 1-4pm, 5-8pm

Thursday – 9am-12pm, 1-4pm, 5-8pm

Friday – 9am-12pm, 1-4pm

Maximum group sizes for each of our onsite shifts may vary, and for the time being our largest cap on volunteer groups will be 25 total volunteers for a given project. The online sign-up should accurately reflect how many volunteers we are still recruiting for a given shift.

In addition to these onsite shifts, we are still recruiting volunteers to assist at our weekly Thursday food distribution events. These shifts will take place at the Muni Lot from 12-5pm each Thursday, and volunteers can expect to assist with loading boxes into vehicles, client check-in, or traffic control. Feel free to let us know if you would like to learn more about these shifts!

If you are interested in coordinating a group volunteer outing, please reach out directly to Devin or I to check on availability for the remainder for the year.

As always, thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to seeing more and more of you in the coming months!


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 learn more of our current volunteer opportunites, click here. 
  • To explore Special Skills Based Volunteer Opportunities, click here.

  • To learn more about the status of group volunteer shifts this summer (2020), please contact the Volunteer Experience team at or 216-738-7240.

  • If you or your group is interested in having a member of our Speakers Beareau present about our Advocacy efforts, click here