We are excited to offer the following Volunteer Opportunities!
- Community Market
- Curbside Pick-Up
- Free Produce Markets
- KidPack Assembly
- Donation Sorting
- Delivery Box Packing
- Food Rescue Drivers
New Volunteers - Are you new to volunteering at the Food Shelf? If you are, please fill out and bring a Volunteer Application to your first volunteer shift.
Youth Volunteers - We are currently welcoming volunteers 16 years of age and older at all volunteer events, and youth ages 12-15 volunteering with an adult at Donation Sorting, Delivery Box Packing, KidPack Assembly, and Free Produce Markets.
Join us at The Community Market
The Community Market offers in-person shopping of an array of products rescued daily from 9 local grocery stores. Volunteer opportunities are available each weekday to sort and prepare the day's offerings, stock and restock the market, welcome neighbors, and assist with checkout. Come join us at this new location! SIGN UP HERE!
Volunteer at our Curbside Pick-Up Food Distributions!
SIGN UP HERE! for Curbside Pick-Up Stocker, Greeter and Market
volunteer opportunities. These positions are shift-based and you
can sign up for multiple shifts to create your own schedule! All of
the volunteer roles and schedule are outlined in the
Curbside Volunteering document.
Help at a Free Produce Market!
Enjoy volunteering outdoors? Free Produce Markets are held at various locations in the White Bear Area during June through September and we need lots of volunteer help! We are looking for people to help with set-up, packaging produce, greeting neighbors, and helping shoppers. You can view the available volunteer slots and SIGN UP HERE!
KidPack Assembly Events!
The KidPack Program is a free, supplemental weekend food program for kindergarten to fifth grade Students in the White Bear Area Schools. Enrolled students will receive a bag of single-serve food items (including 2 breakfast, 4 lunches, and 4 snack items) on the last day of the school week to bring home for the weekend.
We are excited to invite volunteers to join us at Community of Grace Lutheran Church (4000 Linden St. WBL) to pack KidPacks for our weekly distributions. SIGN UP HERE!
Sort Food Donations!
The Food Shelf receives food donations from food drives, local grocery stores, and supporters in our community. Help us sort and check these items for freshness on Mondays and Wednesdays. See the available volunteer slots and SIGN UP HERE!
Pack Food Delivery Boxes!
We offer a Food Delivery Service for our neighbors who aren't able to make it to the Food Shelf in person! Help us pack boxes of delicious food on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. SIGN UP HERE!
Be a Food Rescue Driver!
For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Carol at (651) 433-7286 or email [email protected] with any questions.
Court Ordered Community Service - Please be aware that all court-ordered community service volunteers must be approved before beginning volunteer hours. Please email carol@whitebearfoodshelf for prior approval. We are unable to serve as a host for those looking to complete community service hours for a violent crime, theft-related crime, crime of a sexual nature, crime whereby the conviction relates to the volunteer position, or felony-level offense.