The Food Bank of South Jersey was started by a group of dedicated volunteers, and today volunteers continue to help us feed hungry people in South Jersey. Over 5,800 people have joined us in our mission to help people in need.
We accept individuals, families, groups, and those needing to fulfill required or community service hours. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance. No volunteer opportunities are currently offered on weekends or evenings. Volunteers must be over 13 and volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Individuals and families must attend a mandatory volunteer orientation.
Orientations are held at our offices at 1501 John Tipton Blvd in Pennsauken, NJ on the second Wednesday of every month at 6pm and last about an hour. These informal meetings are meant to familiarize our volunteers with warehouse logistics and the various positions we have available. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes with a closed toe (very important!). If you cannot make it to a scheduled orientation, just email Volunteer Services, or call them at (856) 662-4884. Please note that space is limited to 40 people for orientations. You must RSVP to an orientation prior to the training.
If you are bringing children 15 years or younger, you must apply as a family. Anyone 16 or older may apply as an individual and come by themselves.