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Service + Community Groups

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Oregon Food Bank thrives on the support of all types of service and community groups. By working together, volunteers make an immediate impact to help fight hunger in the Portland metro area and across the state.

Read the descriptions below, paying attention to age restrictions. We've divided the opportunities based on whether they are kid-friendly or not. Pick the opportunity that sounds best to you, then click the button to sign up.
 

Kid Friendly Projects

Volunteer Action Center
Join volunteers of all ages to repacking bulk foods, from pears to apples to rice and beans, into family sized portions.
Minimum age: 6 years old.
Maximum group size: 110 for adult groups (depending on shift)
70 for youth groups (including chaperones)

Learning Garden (Dig In!)
Dig, weed, water and more! Dig In! shifts are seasonal and will appear on the application when available.
All ages welcome.
Maximum group size: varies.

Perishables Repack Room
Repack frozen foods, from green beans to frozen pizza, into family-sized portions. Our Perishables repack room is kept at 50 degrees, so bring your coat and hat! We provide insulated gloves to keep your hands toasty.
Minimum age: 6 (Beaverton); 16 (Portland)
Maximum group size: 50 (Beaverton), 10 (Portland)

Projects for Adults

Food Recovery Center
Our automatic conveyor belt allows volunteers to quickly sort and inspect food and household items into categories that hunger-relief agencies can order from.
Minimum age: 16.
Ability to lift 25 pounds is required.
Maximum group size: 25.

Special Events
OFB hosts a number of special events throughout the year. Read more about these events by visiting our events page.

Questions? 

Read our volunteer FAQ.

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