Thank you for your interest in volunteering! We know your time is valuable; it is valuable to us, too. In fact, the more than 46,000 volunteers we welcomed in 2016 saved us more than $2 million.

Groups and individuals are welcome all year to work any of the following shifts:

Monday - Thursday
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.  
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.



Come be part of the nation's largest single-day food and fund drive! We need volunteers to serve as drivers, collecting food bags along postal routes in Columbia, as well as volunteers to help us sort food at the downtown Columbia post office.

Kids Helping Kids Day

The next Kids Helping Kids Day is Saturday, May 20. Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to join us for a fun time exploring The Food Bank, including a tour of the Warehouse and a volunteer session either 9 to 11:30 a.m. with lunch provided at no charge to children at 11 a.m.; or 12 to 2:30 p.m. with lunch provided at no charge to children at 12 p.m.. To register, use the group form below or contact Melanie Lake at (573) 447-6609 or




To volunteer at The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri as an individual or family of four or under, complete the following form for you and everyone in your family (please use the same primary email address). 

When you come to The Food Bank to fulfill your shift, you will be asked to sign in on the kiosk at the front desk.

If you need to volunteer for court-ordered or school disciplinary community service, you must contact Melanie Lake, volunteer coordinator, directly at (573) 447-6609 or 

Please read the Volunteer Checklist before coming to The Food Bank for your shift. Thank you!



To register as a business, group or as a family of five or more, use the following form: 

Primary Contact Name *
Primary Contact Name