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The Capital Area Food Bank s vital to the supply chain for the procurement and distribution of food in our region and is still taking volunteers at this time. All volunteers must sign a Waiver, click HERE to download the waiver. Volunteer under the age of 18 must have the waiver signed by parent or legal guardian.

In accordance with the DC Government and CDC recommendations, all volunteers are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times in our facility over their mouth and nose. Due to our limited supply of masks and we are asking volunteers bring their own if possible. Find more information about CDC’s recommendations regarding the use of cloth face coverings HERE.

All volunteers, guests, and staff are required to have their temperature taken by touchless scanner when entering our facilities. 

Please contact our Volunteer Department at 202-644-9822 if you have any questions or concerns.



Good food today. Brighter futures tomorrow. Volunteer.

Individual Volunteers

The Capital Area Food Bank’s volunteer community is one of our most important resources. Each year, volunteers save the food bank millions of dollars while helping to feed the DMV community.  When you sort and pack food in our distribution center, rake and plant in our garden, distribute fresh produce at our free community farmer’s markets, or offer your time in any of the other ways that the food bank has to get involved, you’re making a positive difference in someone’s life. 

Come see how good it feels to make an impact in your community, and to have fun doing it. Start your volunteer journey by checking out our FAQs page and then hop over to the volunteer opportunity calendar

We look forward to seeing you soon!

If you need assistance, please email us at or call 202-644-9822