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Volunteer for the Food Fair

For More information and scheduling, please fill out the form below and we will contact you ASAP.

Please allow us 24-48 hours to confirm the availability of your preferred volunteer time If you need immediate assistance, please call the Food Bank. 936-539-6686.



If you have questions regarding volunteering or would like to schedule a group please email volunteers@mcfoodbank.org or call (936)539-6686 ext. 2030.

Volunteers are needed to help sort, inspect the quality of donated food, and help box the food into packages ready to be sent into the community. A significant portion of food arrives mixed together, so volunteers are essential to getting the food processed and ready to send out to those in need in Montgomery County. The following times are available to come and volunteer:

Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

*Children 7 and up are welcome with an accompanying adult.

**Closed toed shoes (sneakers or boots) and sleeved shirts are required. No heels, flip flops or tank tops.

To schedule opportunities in our sort room please complete the online form. Please note that we require 24-48 hours to confirm availability in the sort room. If you would like to schedule an opportunity for a group please email volunteers@mcfoodbank.org.

Food Fair

Montgomery County Food Bank’s (MCFB) mission is to collaborate with community organizations in high need areas to provide access to healthy food where regular pantries are not available. Volunteers will help set up, sort, and distribute over 50,000 pounds fresh produce, meats and non-perishables to food insecure residents. Food fair dates and locations vary throughout Montgomery County and are held in the parking lots of participating schools and churches. Volunteers generally assist from 7am- 12pm.

Volunteer for the Food Fair

Special Events

Volunteers can help MCFB with off-site events. They will assist with event set up and take down, food distribution, collecting donations, and informing others about food insecurity in our community. These offsite events are typically held in the evenings or on weekends.

Please contact Nicole for more details at 936-539- 6686 x2030.

Montgomery County Food Bank appreciates the support from surrounding companies and welcomes those who embrace the opportunity to impact their community. Volunteering with your team at Montgomery County Food Bank can produce employees that have a higher morale at work, greater productivity, and more pride in their company.

Schedule your team to volunteer in the fight against hunger.

Does your employer participate in an employee matching or dollars for doers program?

Volunteer grant programs, also known as “Dollars for Doers” programs, are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which the company provides monetary donations to eligible non-profits as a way to recognize employees who volunteer.

By volunteering your time you may be able to help MCFB raise more money! Many corporations will make a donation in your name to MCFB when you donate your time as a volunteer.

Last year we received 87 matching gift and volunteer grants, which helped us raise $45,000. This year we set a goal of raising $75,000 from these programs. If we reach our goal we will be able to provide an extra 90,000 meals to the residents of Montgomery County.

Benefits of Volunteering

Montgomery County Food Bank relies on our volunteers to feed more than 35,000 people each month. Volunteering is a great way for YOU to make a difference in your community. We could not make as big as an impact in the community without the help of our volunteers.

Additionally, volunteering has been proven to have positive health effects. People who volunteer have lower rates of depression, greater functional ability, and lower mortality rates than those who don’t volunteer. Researchers have found that volunteering builds empathy, makes you happier, and creates strong social bonds. It can also strength your time management skills. Research from Wharton University has found that individuals who volunteer their time have found that they feel like they have more time than those who did not volunteer.

Don’t forget to download our volunteer fact sheet and waivers

Volunteer Information Volunteer Waiver for Minors Volunteer Waiver for Adults

Upcoming Events

  1. 3rd Thursday Lunch & Learn

    May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  2. Golfing in The Woods Golf Tournament

    May 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. 3rd Thursday Lunch & Learn

    June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  4. Shootout Hunger Clay Shoot

    August 25 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Food For Life Gala

    October 14 @ 6:00 pm