As a volunteer, you help bring our mission to life.

You can join us in the fight against hunger by becoming a volunteer with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.

Whether you are an individual, a group, or looking to complete community service hours, we have opportunities for you that will help change the lives of people facing food insecurity in our communities. Volunteer once or on a regular basis, the choice is up to you.

We can’t wait to see the impact you make! See our opportunities below!

Volunteer in our Warehouse

See how food goes from donation to delivery by helping us sort and inspect donated food items, prepare the sorted product for our partner agencies, and assemble food boxes for our Mobile Pantry & Family Market programs!

This is one of the crucial parts of our volunteer program, and we always need more help!

Volunteer at a Mobile Pantry

If you’re interested in volunteering face-to-face with your community, consider joining our team of volunteers who assist with our monthly mobile pantry distributions at sites all across our 12-county area.

This is an especially good opportunity for those who live outside of Birmingham, as we have regular distributions in Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker, and Winston Counties.

If you have any questions, email the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@feedingal.org! Sometimes these opportunities are not posted.

Volunteer in our Garden

Want a fun, outdoor experience?  Come help out in our garden, and help us grow healthy produce for people in our community. Whether you’re a master gardener or just learning about the art of growing produce, you are welcome to come lend a hand.  (These shifts are weather permitting.)

Community Service

Do you need to complete hours for court-mandated community service? As long as the crime was not for theft, violence, a sexual offense, or involving a minor, we are happy to let you complete those hours with us. Email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@feedingal.org to get started. (Be sure to include in your email that you are seeking Community Service hours, how many hours you need, and the reason for service.)

Volunteer From Home

We know that many volunteers don’t feel ready to help in-person yet. But, there are ways you can help the Community Food Bank from the comfort of your home. You (or you and some friends) can host a Fund Drive, or Virtual Food Drive, to help raise donations for the Community Food Bank. Money raised through an online fundraiser allows us to put your dollars towards the greatest area of need, which is of the utmost importance during times like the COVID-19 Pandemic and other disasters.

Host a Food Drive

Food Drives are always a great way to help support our mission, and a great way to get your school, church, or business involved in helping fight hunger. We’ve even created a Registration Toolkit to help make your food drive the best it can be!