Community Food Bank
Join the team of volunteers at South County Community Food Bank food pantry.
You can volunteer daily, once a week, once a month or once a year. Volunteer as an individual or with a group of friends, family or work colleagues, whatever your commitment, every hour of assistance helps us ensure our hungry neighbors will have access to food in their time of need.
Individuals, families, corporate, church and social groups are welcome!
The 70+ volunteers serve an average of 12,000 individuals almost 250,000 pounds of food annually.
Volunteers come from all walks of life and all age groups. Many have served for decades, giving the organization stability on a day-to-day operations level to visionary leadership that is action based.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
For volunteer info call 503.738.9800. The best time to call is 1:00 to 4:00 Tuesday and Thursday or Monday 9:00 to 1:00 when we have someone at the front desk. You may also drop in at that time.
Information About Hunger
The person most likely to be hungry is a single, working mother. Federal programs ensure that low-income children can get free meals at school, but their mothers - many of whom are single and work low-paying jobs in the service sector - often have to make tough choices between food, rent, gas for the car, health care or new shoes for their kids.
Another tragedy in America is the rapidly growing number of seniors who have to choose between food, medicine and utilities. The 80 million baby boomers approaching retirement are expected to live longer than any previous generation, but not all have set aside enough resources for their final years.
Obesity is related to hunger, poor food choices and the lack of healthy food options in many communities. Diet-related illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes are now on the list of the leading causes of death in America.