Working together to build and sustain
hunger-free communities
throughout the Southern Tier.

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Help the Fight Against Hunger All Year Long

We could not operate the Food Bank without the help of so many committed and faithful community volunteers. You or yourr group can help in so many ways.

You or your group can help in so many ways.


Volunteer Opportunities
  • Food Sorting and Repackaging
  • Food and Fund Drives
  • Special Events and Program Support
  • Community Awareness
  • Food Bank Garden
  • Product Delivery
  • Office Support

How can I get involved?

  1. Volunteers are scheduled in 2 to 3 hour shifts by appointment. 
  2. We can accomodate volunteer groups as large as 40 individuals in our warehouse. We could not repack and distribute bulk food to our hunger-relief member agencies in timely manner without your help!

Click here to download the Volunteer Handbook

Click here to fill out the Volunteer Application
Click here
 for a Volunteer Fact Sheet
Click here for the Volunteer Safety Policy

Click here for a Group Information Form

In 2012, volunteers contributed 34,974 hours to the Food Bank and repacked 1,007,331 pounds.

Click below to view photos from the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
The Food Bank thanks all who participated in repacking over 17,000 pounds of bulk food for distribution to the hunger in the Southern Tier
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Click below to view volunteers from the February 17, 2012 repack President's weekend
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It's amazing what we can accomplish working together!

For more information contact
Nancy Perkins, Volunteer Coordinator
at 607.796.6061 x4043 or email

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