Volunteers are the face of the food bank!

We rely on our force of over 200 volunteers to achieve our goal of providing high quality groceries to Bellingham families. Volunteering at the food bank will give you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new things, and serve your community.

Please read below before submitting an application and someone will contact you about volunteer opportunities.

Individuals who seek completion of community service hours as part of a school or court-mandated requirement may send number of hours required and due date to Operations Manager Melanie Danner: melanied@bellinghamfoodbank.org.


1. All volunteers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination date (required).

2. Enthusiastic about engaging in a physically demanding volunteer job, and able to stand for up to 6 hours at a time while twisting, bending, and lifting 20-30 pounds at a time.

3. Able to move efficiently and deliberately and keep up with a fast-paced, team-based work environment.

4. Able to commit to a once a week shift for at least two months. (If you cannot do this, there are other opportunities—please submit an application!)

5. Over the age of 18 to help out with our home delivery program, or over the age of 16 to help with any other programs.


You can help us turn $100 into 1000 pounds of nutritious, delicious food for local families.

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