Food for People

The Food Bank for Humboldt County


Want to Make a Difference in Our Community?  Volunteer with Food for People!

Volunteers are the heart of Food for People. It takes a community of volunteers to make our programs successful. In fact, last year our volunteers put in more than 22,000 hours sorting and distributing food, harvesting produce, interviewing and assisting people with services, assisting with clerical tasks, and much, much more. That’s over 400 volunteers a month!

At Food for People, the time volunteers give us is golden. Without a doubt, volunteers are essential in helping us make sure that people in need have enough to eat. There are a variety of volunteer jobs to suit all types of skills and interests. Our Volunteer & Direct Services Manager would love to hear from you and would be happy to match your skills and talents with our volunteer needs.

Volunteer Orientation is every Monday at 2:30pm--new location to be announced later in March 2020


EXTENDED HOURS: We are still open for volunteer projects on the second Saturday of every month from 10 AM to 1 PM.

All volunteers are required to attend an orientation to begin volunteering.  Orientations generally last about an hour. During that time, we fill out paperwork, tour the facilities, discuss various volunteer opportunities, and get you signed up with a shift that fits your schedule and interests.  If you are unable to make one of the regularly scheduled orientations, our Volunteer & Direct Services Manager will be happy to arrange another time.

Please start by filling out our online volunteer application form.

If you have any questions along the way, email our Direct Services Manager at

Click on any of the following links to learn more about volunteering at Food for People:

Learn more about the many volunteer opportunities that exist at Food for People

Looking for an internship? Learn more about the process

If you have questions or want to learn more about our Volunteer program, please feel free to email or Direct Services Manager at or contact by phone at (707) 445-3166 and press 4.