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Community Service Day

Monday, November 20

Volunteer support is critical to our mission of food for better lives!  The Houston Food Bank utilizes volunteers six days a week at our main warehouse. Whether you come out as an individual or part of a group, we are certain you will have an enjoyable, positive experience.   


Houston Food Bank

535 Portwall St.
Houston, TX. 77029

Select your timeslot below and create an account to register.


  • Volunteers MUST be at least 6 years old and supervised by parent or guardian throughout the shift.

  • All volunteers under the age of 18 also need a completed Youth Volunteer Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian.  A copy of this form can be downloaded by clicking the RESOURCES tab on your Volunteer Profile page.  

Description of Duties  

Varies with the makeup volunteers for shift. Most of the projects at the warehouse involve inspection, sorting, and repackaging of donated food items for community distribution.

Parking Information 

If space permits it, you may park in the front parking lot, but in the event of a large volunteer turnout, you may be directed to our overflow lot located behind the building.

Attire Information 

CLOSED-TOE SHOES REQUIRED - casual dress, long pants (preferred), t-shirt with sleeves.  Bring work gloves if desired.


We count on your generous donation of time; however, if you are unable to make it, please log in to your Volunteer Profile to cancel your registration or contact a Houston Food Bank Volunteer Scheduling Team member at for additional assistance.

  • For your safety, bags and purses are not allowed in project areas.  Lockers are provided for storing any items you don't want to keep in your car, but keep personal and valuable items to a minimum (i.e., electronics, jewelry, money, etc.), as HFB is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

  • Special accommodations needed?  Just let us know before your volunteer shift so we can plan accordingly.

  • Remember to wear closed-toe and closed-heel shoes so your feet are protected and dress in layers so you will be comfortable throughout your shift.

  • If you reserved a volunteer shift in the kitchen, you MUST wear long pants or to-the-knee shorts (no short shorts), a shirt with sleeves (no tank tops, crop tops, or sleeveless shirts.

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