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Giving Time. Spreading Hope.

Volunteers play a crucial role in our efforts to alleviate hunger in the Inland Empire! Volunteering at our food bank allows you to directly impact the lives of vulnerable individuals and families in your community. By contributing your time and effort, you can help alleviate hunger and provide essential sustenance to those who are struggling to make ends meet. Here are some compelling reasons why you should consider being a part of our incredible team:

  • Make an impact

  • Foster a stronger community

  • Experience personal growth

  • Flexible commitment

  • No special skills required

  • Combat food waste

  • Be part of something bigger

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Requirements

  • All volunteers who sign up for a volunteer shift must commit to staying for the entire duration of the shift. 

  • Volunteers must register online. Walk-ins are NOT allowed.

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old.

  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone during the entire shift. Upon registration, minors must have a release form signed by a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians must sign a separate release form for themselves.

  • Volunteers must always wear jeans/pants, a t-shirt, and closed-toed shoes.

NOTE: We are NOT accepting court-order volunteers at this time.

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FOOD BANK SHIFT

Involves categorizing, inspecting, and organizing donated items to ensure efficient distribution and maximum impact in combating hunger.

 

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SENIOR MOBILE

Provide essential food assistance to elderly individuals in underserved communities, fostering a sense of connection and support for those in need. Distribution sites vary.

 

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NOURISH NOW

Make a life-changing impact by delivering essential food and supplies directly to homebound individuals, ensuring their well-being  during challenging times.
 

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GLEANING

When properties begin to overflow during harvest season, FARSB sends a group of volunteers to "glean" the site. Volunteer your property—or your time—with our food bank.

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LEAD PROGRAM

Empowers dedicated individuals to take on leadership roles, inspiring and guiding fellow volunteers in our mission to alleviate hunger and strengthen communities.

 

Available Shifts

Available Shifts

Nourish Now Delivery Volunteer Shift

Deliver food to homebound neighbors! Volunteer with the Nourish Now Program to profoundly impact the lives of homebound neighbors. Deliver food boxes that will provide essential sustenance, care, and meaningful connections during challenging times—be a hero in your community!

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HERO Shifts

Volunteering at our food bank? Here is how to find our Volunteer Center!

Need your volunteer hours verified? Click here to submit an Hour Verification Request!

Group Volunteering

Are you interested in having your group or corporate team volunteer? Contact the Volunteer Services Supervisor at eramirez@feedingamericaie.org for more information and to schedule a volunteer shift.

We love having corporate teams join us in our Volunteer Center. Before you join us, consider the following: Help us continue to share your company's great work by providing us with a team-branded shirt! We are currently working on building a t-shirt display wall to highlight our incredible volunteer teams. Leave it with the volunteer staff upon arrival, and we'll take care of the rest!

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LEAD Program

Volunteer Lead Program

Tim Lead

Become a Leader.

Are you a frequent volunteer at the food bank or at a Senior Mobile Pantry site? Consider joining our Volunteer Lead Program. 

Our Volunteer Leads play an integral role in fulfilling our mission. Not only do they aid new volunteers in the warehouse, but get first dibs on volunteer shifts and special volunteer activities, including Food Distributions and our annual events.

"A lot of great friends I have, I met here." - Tim

Volunteer Lead Hall of Fame

TIM
Volunteer Since 2019

RUTH
Volunteer Since 2019

CHERYL
Volunteer Since 2018

IRENE
Volunteer Since 2018

MARK
Volunteer Since 2022

CAROL
Volunteer Since 2020

MARIA
Volunteer Since 2018

LUKE
Volunteer Since 2022

GABRIELLE
Volunteer Since 2021

DAVID
Volunteer Since 2023

RONALD
Volunteer Since 2023

Volunteering at our food bank is an opportunity to make a genuine impact, build a sense of community, and experience personal growth while fighting hunger and food waste. Together, we can create a world where everyone has access to nutritious meals and a brighter future. Join us today and be a part of this transformative journey!

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