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 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.*

*Groups of 20 or more may request a 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. shift.

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.

Families with children ages 4 to 12 are also welcome to volunteer with us during a special family shift from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the summer months. 

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

Monday - Friday
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

To volunteer at Central Pantry, please contact Tonia Martin at

Special Events

Help us feed children this summer at our Summer Food 4 Kids Program sites. Register by contacting Melanie Lake at (573) 447-6609 or Please review and sign off on the training before beginning a volunteer shift. 

Verify your training completion

Kids Helping Kids Day

The next Kids Helping Kids Day for children 4-12 is Saturday, Aug. 26. Email to sign up.


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

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.