Volunteer Opportunities

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Food Bank cannot accept volunteers at this time.  However, if you are interested in volunteering, please complete the informational form (link below) and send it to Julia Varner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be in touch as soon as we resume normal activities. Thank you! 


The Food Bank is a volunteer-dependent organization where your skills and talent are needed and will be put to good use. Volunteers are especially needed to sort and re-box food in the warehouse and occasionally work on special projects like Taste of the Valley and Harvest for Hunger. You'll have the satisfaction of knowing that your work is helping to feed people in our community — a child will go to bed with a belly full of food or a senior will be able to eat and purchase the medicine they need because of your efforts.


Sort and Re-Pack Food: REQUIREMENTS: Able to lift 20 lb. boxes.  

Individuals: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon; and Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Please call for shift availability.

Groups: Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, and Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Groups usually range between five and 20. Accommodations can be made for smaller or larger groups. Please call to schedule your group. 

Throughout the year, there may also be opportunities to assist with special events and clerical work. Please call for shift availability. 

To Volunteer: Please call Julia Varner, volunteer coordinator, at 330-792-5522 ext. 102 or CLICK HERE to download our Volunteer Form and CLICK HERE for the Volunteer Memo; then, complete the requested details and e-mail both forms to Julia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You may also mail your completed volunteer form and volunteer memo form to 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, Ohio, 44509, or fax your completed volunteer forms to 330-792-9665 or CLICK HERE to fill out the form and submit online. We hope to see you soon and thank you! 

IF YOU are in need of food dial 2-1-1 or text "Help Network" to 898211


The Food Bank's mission is to solicit, store, and distribute food to hunger-relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties; and to provide education and advocacy. We believe that no one should go hungry, and we are dedicated to building a community that makes food accessible to all people.

So no one goes hungry.

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