Volunteer to Help Fight Hunger in the Triangle

Fight Hunger in the Triangle

Volunteer to support local food banks and pantries

Volunteers are needed to help with sorting and packing thousands of pounds of salvaged food for the hungry across the Triangle and beyond!

Help out at the Food Bank

Volunteers will assist with packaging and sorting salvaged food. Food will then be distributed to relief centers and food pantries around the region to be distributed to individuals and families in need. At this time, due to COVID-19, all Food Bank volunteers must be between the ages of 18-60 years old. View additional details at the bottom of this page.

Sign Up to Volunteer at the Food Bank (Raleigh):

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Help out at Wake Relief

Join the Activate Good team to unload the Wake Relief delivery truck and stock shelves with food and supplies (Adult volunteers only at this time). Wake Relief receives a monthly delivery, then distributes these essential items directly to individuals and families in crisis. View additional details at the bottom of this page.

Help Stock Food for Families in Crisis

Help Distribute Food to Hungry Families

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Additional Details

Food Bank

COVID-19 Precautions: Current volunteer sessions are being capped at smaller numbers and volunteers are spread out at those stations. This is to best accommodate social distancing while still packing vital food resources, in accordance with guidelines around large groups. The Food Bank is also limiting volunteering to ages 18-60 at this time, to best protect vulnerable populations. There is personal protection equipment available at the Food Bank, however if you have these on hand and can bring them, it would allow the Food Bank to conserve those resources. All volunteers must wear gloves. All surfaces are wiped down and sanitized before and after each volunteer session with wipes that contain at least 60% alcohol. The Food Bank has hired additional housekeeping staff to make this possible and has removed focal points like iPad sign in and the name tag station. All volunteers must wash their hands upon entering the Food Bank, before starting a project.  If you are feeling sick, or displaying any symptoms of illness, please stay home.

Wake Relief

Closed-toed shoes are highly recommended to protect your feet from canned goods. Some people like work gloves, but they are not required. Please note: Rolling carts are used, but there is some moderate to heavy lifting involved. You will be unloading cases of groceries from a truck and restocking Wake Relief’s shelves. We may also do some routine straightening and cleaning if needed. Special COVID-19 precautions:

  • Masks are required for all volunteers and clients.
  • Hand sanitizing will be mandatory upon entry and recommended periodically throughout the shift.
  • Gloves will be available and encouraged.
  • Please practice social distancing.
  • No clients will be permitted in the building.
  • Volunteers will be responsible for sanitizing surfaces at the end of their shift.

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