The Volunteer Experience

Volunteer to fight hunger in Dallas and surrounding areas with the North Texas Food Bank. 

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Distribution Center

Our distribution center volunteers sort and pack food for distribution to through our programs and Partner Agencies, including food pantries, after school programs, senior meal programs, shelters, and soup kitchens. We have a number of stations set up to accommodate volunteer groups of all sizes, from families and individuals to large groups. Volunteers are asked to participate in tasks ranging from sorting incoming donations and unsalable items, to an assembly line which produces boxes of food items for our various programs.

Our distribution center is open for volunteers during the following times:
Tuesday through Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

Submit a request to volunteer in the Distribution Center.

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Our Community Pantry

Our Community Pantry

NTFB is serving the South Dallas community through "Our Community Pantry", a client choice food pantry located near the Fair Park area.  Volunteers will interact with up to 100 families a day while helping with stocking, intake, clerical, shopping or check-out. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. 

View Our Community Pantry volunteer opportunities 

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Special Events

NTFB benefits from hundreds of community events each year and occassioal. Help to represent NTFB and facilitate the event's needs. 

View Special Events volunteer opportunities

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Cooking Matters

Help our Nutrition Education department provide education on nutrition, culinary skills, food budgeting and food safety to clients by serving as a chef, nutritionist, grocery shopper or classroom manager.

View Cooking Matters volunteer opportunities and orientation dates

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Administrative Projects

Help with mailings, database management, courtesy calls and other clerical duties in our offices. Administrative volunteers are recruited on an as-needed basis. Please let us know if you’d like to be added to our list of administrative volunteers.

View Administrative Project volunteer opportunities

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Food for Families
Work outdoors to sort and distribute food to clients in need. Opportunities include roles as site coordinators and site volunteers at various locations across North Texas. 

View Food for Families opportunities 

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Social Services Outreach

Volunteers in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach Corps will be fully trained to provide application assistance for SNAP, Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Help us bridge the gap between available funding and those in need of assistance.

View Social Services Outreach volunteer opportunities

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Community Gardens

Community Garden Volunteers assist NTFB Partner Gardens by planting, harvesting and weeding community gardens who donate a portion of their produce to feed hungry people.

View Community Garden volunteer opportunities

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School Pantries

School Pantries

Each month, nearly 2,000 children and their families receive produce and shelf-stable food items through a School Pantry program. Volunteer opportunities include sorting and packing food and distributing food to children and families. Volunteers must pass a background check. 

View School Pantry volunteer opportunities 

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Nourishing Neighbors (Grocery Delivery)

Nourishing Neighbors volunteers deliver groceries to our senior and disabled clients once every 2 weeks. Volunteers will pick up food at NTFB before completing their route, which should take approximately 2 hours to complete. 

Volunteers must pass a background check, have reliable transportation and complete an orientation to be eligible for a route. 

View Nourishing Neighbors volunteer opportunities 

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GET STARTED


Learn about each opportunity by clicking the links below:
Distribution Center
"Our Community Pantry"
Special Events
Cooking Matters
Administrative Projects
Food for Families
Social Services Outreach
Community Gardens
School Pantries
Nourishing Neighbors

Thank You
Dean Foods


Support for NTFB includes financial gifts, nutritious product, volunteerism and a commitment to the community.

North Texas Food Bank 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road Dallas, TX 75236-2028 214.330.1396 (MAP IT)

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