Food Bank of Iowa

We have officially opened a pantry on site at the Food Bank of Iowa, and we need volunteer support to keep it running. I wanted to reach out to you as the coordinator of your school to see if there would be any interest in posting this opportunity for your students. There is room for volunteers looking for a weekly/monthly commitment and also for volunteers looking to volunteer for just one evening!

Description of need:

Pantry Volunteers Needed! Join Food Bank of Iowa as we assist community members shopping for food items in our on-site pantry! Volunteers in this role will help us with restocking the pantry and getting groceries out to the vehicles of pantry clients, and we can't serve the dozens of families that depend on the food we provide without volunteer power. 

Shifts: Tuesdays [3:30pm-7:30pm]

Location: 2220 E 17th St, Des Moines IA 50316


Able to stand, move, bend, and lift in a tight environment.
Able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
Able to safely use box cutter, packing tape dispenser, and other packing tools as needed.
Age Requirement:  For safety reasons, all volunteers in the pantry be 16 years of age or older. Please note that we have other volunteer opportunities in our warehouse for children 10 years of age or older!

Thank you for considering Food Bank of Iowa for your support,

  • Contact: Michaela B. Devaney, Events and Volunteer Coordinator,  Food Bank of Iowa Office: 515-867-2886 ,