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Partnerships Make It Possible

Engaging Your Employees


Every year, hundreds of companies support the food bank. Volunteering provides the opportunity for collaboration and a shared sense of contribution to our community. And with many people working remotely, employee engagement is more important than ever.  

In-person Volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank:

Volunteering at our DC distribution center provides the essential first step in getting food flowing into the community. Volunteers assist with sorting food donations and packing food boxes along our conveyor belt. Volunteer work is considered light to medium labor.

Opportunities are available for corporate groups with a recommended sponsorship of $100 per volunteer.

Ready to bring a group? 

  1. Consult our calendar* to determine when might work for your company. (We are currently only booking for dates that are on our calendar.) Please choose 3 potential dates/shifts. 
  2. Once you have 3 options, email our team to make a reservation. Why 3 options? We are getting a lot of requests to volunteer and often get competing requests for the same shift. When you provide 3 options that increases the chances that we can accomodate your group and make the reservation in a timely manner. 
  3. Our team will confirm the date/time of your shift, number of spots reserved, and share details to help in your recruitment efforts.
  4. Recruit your co-workers!

IMPORTANT: You must contact the food bank to make a group reservation. This helps us accurately manage the number of volunteers available for each shift.


* Please note, we welcome corporate groups to volunteer with us Monday - Friday. We reserve Saturday shifts for community members and families who aren't able to come in during the week.

Good food today. Brighter futures tomorrow.