Thank you for your interest in volunteering! We know your time is valuable; it is valuable to us, too. In fact, volunteers save us more than $2.5 million every year.


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!


Groups and individuals are welcome all year to work any of the following shifts in our Volunteer Room: 

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.

We also need volunteers to work at Central Pantry during the following shifts:

Tuesday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

To volunteer at Central Pantry, please contact Rhonda at
(573) 777-9992.

All other volunteer inquiries with The Food Bank should be directed to Melanie Lake at

Kids Helping Kids Day

The next Kids Helping Kids Day is Saturday, December 8. This event allows children as young as 4 to volunteer and make a difference in their community. Sessions include a visit from Buddy the Backpack and a tour of the Warehouse.

To sign up, email


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

Primary Contact Name *
Primary Contact Name

The Food Bank For Central & Northeast Missouri works with the following allergens:
     Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soybeans
     Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish and Shellfish

Please advise the staff if you need special accommodations.