“We traditionally see volunteer hours drop off during the summertime with the greatest influx of volunteers coming out to help in November and December,” said Mary Donnell, executive vice president of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. “We could really use the help now to help us sort and pack donated food so that we can get it out to our partner agencies and the families who need it. We are so grateful to those who give their time. ”
The average volunteer session is about 2 ½ hours and the work consists of either sorting food drive donations by category and making sure they are not expired, or packing produce into bags for distribution to families. Families with children are welcome to volunteer if the children are ten years of age or older and are accompanied by an adult. The Food Bank asks that volunteers wear closed toe shoes when volunteering in the warehouse.
Signing up to volunteer is easy at fbnn.org. Those who are interested can fill out a volunteer application at fbnn.org, and then they will be able to view available opportunities and sign up online. Volunteers can also sign up by emailing our volunteer coordinator, Mary Burdick at firstname.lastname@example.org.