Food For Others Offering Multiple Volunteer Opportunities to Help Combat Food Insecurity

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In-Person, masks required, social distance practiced.

Since 1995, Food For Others has acted as a safety net for those in Northern Virginia needing food during emergency, as well as the growing number of working poor needing to supplement inadequate food supplies.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further exasperated hardships for thousands of families across what is one of the affluent regions in the United States.

Through food drives, local merchants, the USDA, and crop harvests, Food For Others is able to collect and distribute food to those in need.

If you are interested in any of the below volunteer opportunities, please contact RSVP Volunteer Specialist, Shannon White, at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org to help join the battle against food insecurity.

  • Food Pick Up Volunteer
    • Pick up donations from partner farmers markets and grocery stores, and deliver to the Food For Others warehouse located at 2938 Prosperity Ave in Fairfax.
    • Weekday shifts needed.
    • Volunteers will need to use their own vehicles, and be able to lift donated food in and out of their vehicles.
  • Mobile Market Volunteer
    • Help at pop-up food distribution sites at 9 locations throughout Fairfax Country.
    • Pre-pack boxes of food that will be distributed to local families.
    • Organize dry good from bulk supply on pallet to individual boxes.
    • Bag produce.
    • Help with station set-up and tear down. *Essential task
    • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Neighborhood Sites Food Distribution Vounteer
    • Participate in a routine food distribution.
      • Food is pick-up at a give location at 5:00-5:30 pm, and is distributed at a given neighborhood location between 6:00-6:30 pm.
      • Personal vehicle is required.
    • The ability to treat all clients with dignity and respect, as well as diffuse difficult situations, is essential in this role.
    • The neighborhood sites provide food for people living in areas of the community identified as high risk. Bringing food into the community helps people who are working full-time, may not have transportation, or cannot come to the warehouse themselves.
  • Food Distributor Volunteer at the Warehouse
    • Gather clients’ food together once they have completed the intake process, and distribute the food to them at the loading dock.
    • Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs.
  • Warehouse Volunteer
    • Help with all aspects involved in the warehouse.
      • Sort donated food.
      • Check cans and boxes for expiration dates.
      • Stock shelves.
      • Bag produce/frozen food/non-perishables.
      • Unload trucks/cars.
      • Assemble weekend food pack for students (Power Pack Program).
      • Assist with cleaning the warehouse/office spaces/kitchen.
      • Rinse storage tubs.
      • Help with whatever tasks that must be completed.

If you or someone you know, is experiencing food insecurity, please share with them any information about Food For Others, and any other local organization dedicated to helping make sure no one goes hungry.

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