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Volunteer Overview

The Great Plains Food Bank needs volunteers every day to help sort, label, and repack donated and bulk foods, assemble boxes and bags for special programs, provide administrative support, and assist/lead Mobile Food Pantry and Senior Food Pack distributions. Our goal is to provide the best possible volunteer experience and prepare our volunteers to become outspoken hunger advocates in our community. When you donate your time to the Great Plains Food Bank, you become a partner in the fight against hunger in North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented the following guidelines for our volunteers:

Our warehouses are limiting volunteer shifts to an hour and 45 minutes at a time, which will allow us time between each shift to clean and sanitize all volunteer work areas, and limit the total number of volunteers to 10 or fewer individuals for each shift.

All volunteers will need to review and sign our COVID-19 volunteer guidelines located HERE before they are able to volunteer inside the Great Plains Food Bank or at a distribution.

Fargo Warehouse volunteer shifts currently are Monday through Friday and listed here:
Shift 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Shift 2 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Shift 3 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Shift 4 - 4:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Bismarck Warehouse volunteer shifts currently are Monday through Friday and listed here:
Volunteer Coordinator: 701-476-9130

*Shift times subject to change.

Monday - available by appointment for groups of 4 or more. 
Tuesday - 2:00 p.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Mobile Food Pantry distributions:


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