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Volunteers are the heart of the FoodBank. They organize food drives, sort donations, fill agency orders and help with office work and mailings. Some volunteers contribute their professional or trade skills.

Please consider joining our volunteer team. We provide a pleasant and friendly working environment and the chance to make a difference in the lives of the 131,000 people we serve.

Get Started

  • Please review our Volunteer Guidelines and browse our Volunteer Opportunities below.
  • Fill out your Volunteer Application online.
  • You can also Download the Volunteer Application and email it to our Volunteer Coordinator, jdaniels@foodbankmoc.org or mail application to:
  • Volunteer Coordinator
       The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
       3300 Route 66
       Neptune, NJ 07753

We can’t do it without you!

Opportunities for Volunteers


Food Sorting & Packing
Assist with sorting donated food and repacking for distribution. Training is provided. Some light lifting and closed shoes required. Year-round

A Volunteer Evening
Looking for an opportunity to volunteer without a long-term commitment? Occasionally, we have evening and weekend volunteer opportunities in the sort room.

Check-Out Hunger
Setup and monitor fundraising campaigns in grocery stores near your home. September through December.

Clerical/Data Entry
Help with filing, phones and other clerical duties. Year-round

Holiday Help
Help unload and store holiday food donations during holiday food drives, make holiday boxes for distribution, or help with turkey and ham donations at the agency door or warehouse freezer. Some light lifting and closed shoes required. You must be at least 18 years of age.

Food Drive
Arrange with your school, neighborhood, business, rotary club, etc. to donate, collect and deliver food. For all ages.

Information/Special Events Tables
Staff information tables at various venues to give out information about The FoodBank; help with special event mailings or other activities.

Mobile Pantry
Assist in food distribution from the mobile truck once a month in various locations.

Do you have a green thumb? Work with our farmer and help plant, maintain and harvest vegetables in our garden and greenhouse. See our Garden Program page for more details. Spring, Summer and Fall

Volunteer Guidelines


Individual Volunteers

  • Volunteers must be age 13 and up. If you are under 13, please consider running a food drive. If under 18, must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Before beginning service, fill out a Volunteer Application online or download Volunteer Application and email it to jdaniels@foodbankmoc.org or mail it in, addressed to Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Prospective volunteers will be interviewed and given a tour of the facility. Food sorters will need to view an orientation video before starting.
  • Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule times to volunteer. Volunteer hours can be anytime between 9am-12pm and 1-4pm, Monday through Friday.
  • We ask that individual volunteers make at least a 10-hour total commitment to the FoodBank.

Volunteer Groups

Looking for a team-building event for your organization? Consider a volunteer day at the FoodBank.

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