Alleviating Hunger … Together


By on August 11, 2013 in Donate/Volunteer, Promotions

Volunteer helpThe Food Bank of the Hudson Valley has a critical need for volunteers!

Recent cuts in SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp Program) are forcing more and more people to turn to food pantries and soup kitchens to help feed their families. To meet the increasing need, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is finding new sources of donated food. As more food comes into the Food Bank, our dedicated volunteers are working overtime to sort it for distribution to nearly 400 emergency feeding programs. Now, more than ever before, the Food Bank needs your help. We are looking for groups and individuals who can volunteer to help get it to those in need. Right now, there are thousands of pounds of food in the warehouse waiting to be prepared for distribution.  We have day, evening and weekend shifts. If you can help please, contact:

Troy Martin at 845-534-5344. Or by email at

The Food Bank has many wonderful volunteer opportunities available with flexible hours. Get involved! You can make a difference.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Advisory Board & Fundraising Committees
Your expertise will be appreciated if you have an interest in serving on our advisory board or on any of our fundraising event committees. (See our Calendar of Events.)

Office Help
Volunteers are needed to send out mailings. Clerical help is also needed to assist with data entry, and answer phones.

Special Events
You can help organize or staff several special events. Some of these include Check Out Hunger, Star 93.3 Stuff the Bus food drive, Walk to Fight Hunger, and the Food Bank’s Annual Dinner event. The events are enjoyable and fun for the volunteers, as well as attendees.

Food/Fund Drives
Your organization or group can help organize a food or fund drive during the year to benefit the over 370 member agencies located in the 6 counties. (See How to organize a food drive.)

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Volunteers must be at least 13 years old or accompanied by an adult.