Help us fight hunger

Food Bank for the Heartland is grateful for our extraordinary volunteers who donate their time to help our neighbors in need across Nebraska and western Iowa. In FY 2019, volunteers donated 44,620 hours of service at the Food Bank! This is equivalent to 20 full-time employees. Our volunteers are truly the heart of Food Bank for the Heartland, and we invite you to join us!

Volunteers of all abilities are welcome.

  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old; ages 10-15 may volunteer with adult supervision with a ratio of 1 adult to every 5 youth who are 15 years old and under.
  • Volunteers are encouraged to wear casual clothing (jeans, shorts, t-shirts) and are required to wear close-toed shoes. For safety purposes, open-toed shoes (including flip flops and sandals) are not allowed.
  • While the Volunteer Center is heated and cooled, it is a warehouse environment, and we recommend dressing in layers.
  • We do not accept court-ordered community service or individuals in the diversion program at this time.

Volunteer Center Hours:
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday Evening: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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Schedule your corporate, youth, faith-based or other group to volunteer at the Food Bank by completing this registration form.

Group Application

Our volunteer coordinator will follow up with you to determine a suitable volunteer activity based upon your group size and availability. We can accommodate groups of 3 to 50 people.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Food Bank for the Heartland. If you have questions, please contact our volunteer coordinator at Volunteer@FoodBankHeartland.org or 402.331.1213.

Foodie form

Food Bank for the Heartland Friends, “the Foodies,” is an organization dedicated to the support of Food Bank for the Heartland through volunteerism, fundraising and the promotion of community awareness.

Membership in the Foodies offers volunteer opportunities, a connection with other community volunteers, and involvement in Food Bank special events. Currently there are more than 200 members. If you are interested in joining the Foodies, please complete the form below.

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2020-2021 Executive Committee

Gabby Mormino


Jennie Warren


Christine Stevens


Stacy Wilson


Kathy Neary


Joani Mullin

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