We love our hunger heroes

Thousands of generous individuals, corporate groups, clubs, students, and faith-based organizations help us sort and distribute almost 14 million pounds of food last year. We invite you to help us provide healthy solutions to end hunger throughout Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. We couldn’t do our work without our volunteers and we are grateful everyday for their support.

Volunteer opportunities include: sorting and packing food, distributing at pantries, participating in our nutrition education and cooking classes, helping in our offices, lending a hand at events and more!


New to volunteering?

Volunteer requirements:

  • Every volunteer must create a profile and sign up for their volunteer shifts ahead of time.
  • Closed toe shoes are required.
  • All volunteers must be aged 10 or older to volunteer.
  • Individuals aged 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

*At this time, we are not able to accept Court Ordered Community Service volunteers. Please continue to check our website for updates.

Once you have created your profile our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch regarding the next steps.

Returning volunteer?

Welcome back! If you already have a volunteer account with us you can sign up for your next shift or check our closed dates by clicking the button below.

Group volunteering:

Find out more about group opportunities.

All Faiths Food Bank is fully committed to attracting and retaining diverse talent in order to better reflect the wide variety of experiences and views of the many different stakeholders with whom we are connected. We will invest in actively recruiting, engaging and fostering diversity in our board, volunteers and workforce while providing a work environment that promotes equity and inclusion.
We commit to providing policies, systems and a culture where our board, volunteers, staff and those we serve will be afforded equitable access and opportunities to reach their full potential and feel valued, respected and supported.


Volunteer success stories


Share your story

Do you have a positive story to share from your volunteer experiences? We’d love to hear it!

Email it to Victoria Hasselbring at vhasselbring@allfaithsfoodbank.org

Hunger Hero Spotlight


We were pleased to host our Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on January 31st to thank all of our wonderful volunteers and shine the light on some truly outstanding hunger heroes.


Mobile Pantry Link-2-Feed Award – Jane Bubinak
Mobile Farm Market Link-2-Feed Award – Leslie Daniels
Sorting Room Award – Brian Bender & Cheryl Sommers
Outstanding Group Award – Bank of America
Moblie Pantry Award – Paul Balzano
Mobile Farm Market I Award – Sheril Miller
Mobile Farm Market II Award – Arelis Diaz
Backpack Group Award – Unitarian Universalist Church
School Pantry Award – Janet McMahon
Community Pantry Award – Wendy Hopkins
Cooking Matters Award – Jeani and Tim Kessler
Community Partner Award – FCCI Insurance
Top Food Drive Award – Temple Emanu-El
Community Event Partner Award – Lucia Marinelli
Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award – Lindsey Hyer
Power Couple of the Year Award – Dan and Fern Buchler
Admin Volunteer of the Year Award – Diane Marcus
New Volunteer of the Year Award – Barbara Taylor
Receptionist Volunteer of the Year Award – Teresa Frazier