Volunteers form the core of our ability to serve our clients. Without the generous contributions of their time, talents, and efforts, south Wood County would have no food pantry.

Those who volunteer are just like you. They sense the need in our community and decide to make a response. They are business people, retirees, students, activists, church members, neighbors, teachers, and any other person you can imagine that is interested in improving lives within their community. 



Individual Volunteers: If you are an individual who would like to volunteer, please email us at, or stop by and talk to any of our staff. See what activities you feel may be a good fit for you.

School Community Service/Service Learning Volunteers: If you need to fulfill your volunteer hours and want a great learning experience, volunteer at the food bank. We appreciate our high school students, college students, interns, and other interested community activists. 

Group Volunteers:  Please contact our Operations staff. Come for a visit or contact us at to schedule a time for your group. In the email please share: your contact name, phone, email, who your group is with, size of group and potential dates you can volunteer. We work to schedule one group at a time so that all of the volunteers have a great experience. We may not be able to accommodate all dates, so we appreciate your flexibility in scheduling.

Volunteering with School-Aged Children: We love to hear from families who would like to volunteer together. High school students are able to volunteer on their own, with a friend, or with a parent/guardian. If your child is in middle school, they must volunteer with a parent/guardian. For elementary aged children, we suggest other activities to learn about the issue of hunger in their community: collecting donations from friends and family and bringing them to the food bank, taking a tour of the food pantry, to name a few. Contact our Operations staff at if you have questions or would like a tour.

Current needs

  • Separating/Sorting/Sweeping/Mopping: Mon-Fri 8:00am - 10:00am. Help receive and process incoming Direct Connect donations as well as sweeping and mopping floors.

  • Driver: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 10am. Use SWEPS van to load produce and grocery stock from Direct Connect partners. Must have valid driver's license and able to lift 50lbs. SWEPS will provide necessary training. This position is subject to a background check.