THE FACES OF HUNGER
- Households with children are the largest demographic group accessing emergency food boxes.
- The average number of EFB's distributed monthly in Clark County has increased from 9500 to 10,100 and 39% of those receiving hunger relief from this source are children.
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Become a Part of Our Mission
Whether it’s driving a refrigerated truck, sorting perishable food or pulling carrots on the farm, volunteers are the heartbeat of the Clark County Food Bank. With the help of over 1,600 dedicated groups and individuals in 2012, the Clark County Food Bank was and continues to be able to distribute 10,000 emergency food boxes per month to reach an estimated 33,000 people per month. If you would like to join the effort in serving Clark County, please see below for individual and group volunteer opportunities.
Not all opportunities to help include giving time. For some, it is easier for them to give other resources. Opportunities to help with financial support and food donations are also important to us achieving our mission to alleviate hunger and its root causes in Clark County.
Opportunities to Volunteer
Fresh Alliance Truck Driving or Riding/Helping
CCFB could not function without the faithful dedication of its truck drivers and truck riders. These shifts are scheduled Monday – Friday from 7:30-10:30am and involve either driving or riding in a 20 foot box truck. Routes travel throughout Clark County, stopping at various local grocery stores through our Fresh Alliance Program partnership. Other duties include filling out donation slips and lifting 40-50 pound boxes. No CDL license required.
Fresh Alliance Sorting
To help specifically with Fresh Alliance repacks, volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from 11am – 1pm on a continual basis. Training is required and conducted on site.
CCFB welcomes volunteer support for its weekly food repack opportunities. We host group repacks on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of every month from 5:30-8pm. Group repacks can also be hosted by prior arrangement.
CCFB is proud to announce the implementation of the “Cooking Matters” program as a way to provide nutrition education and cooking knowledge to our community. We seek volunteers to help facilitate classes, translate teaching, and conduct cooking demonstrations. Classes are held throughout Clark County and at various times during the day.
78th Avenue Heritage Farm & Fields of Plenty
In summer and fall, CCFB cultivates and harvests 50,000 – 70,000 pounds of carrots and other vegetables at our 78th Street Heritage Farm and Field of Plenty property. We rely on hundreds of volunteers annually to sustain this important effort. We welcome individuals, groups, families, school groups, community groups, and faith-based groups. Harvest parties are typically scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to noon during the months of mid-August to November.
Our facility would fail to run smoothly without the assistance of our receptionists. They are responsible for answering and directing phone calls, filing, data entry, customer service, light cleaning and greeting folks who walk through our front doors. Shifts are available Monday – Friday from 7am to 5pm or anytime in between.
Whether it’s pulling weeds, cleaning the bathroom or washing dishes, there is always something to be cleaned, fixed or tidied at CCFB. If you enjoy the pay-off of completing good-old-fashioned hard labor then give us a call! We can accommodate groups and individuals by previous arrangements.
CCFB hosts annual events which require the use of many helping hands. Groups and individuals can help facilitate these events while providing necessary assistance to the Clark County community. These shifts would be on-call and take place periodically throughout the year.
Help Us by Donating Food
Food donations come in several different forms. If you have food from your cupboards or a trip to the grocery store that you would like to donate please feel free to drop by our warehouse located at 6502 NE 47th Ave., or drop them by one of our 29 partner organizations.
Another opportunity to give food involves putting on a food drive with your church, group, business, or organization. If you are interested in putting on a food drive check out our food drive page and contact us for a kit.