There are so many ways that volunteers help Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina make a difference to those struggling with food insecurity. Below are the reasons why our volunteers are so important to feeding those in need:

  • Volunteers spend time at the food bank each week packing backpacks full of nutritious, ready-to-eat foods that are sent home on weekends and holidays when school meals are not available.
  • Volunteers are always ready to assist during an emergency such as COVID-19.
  • With the help of our volunteers inspecting and sorting food, we distribute more than 82 million pounds every year.
  • Volunteers help at our school-based mobile pantries. These pantries provide on-site food including produce, meat and dairy for low-income families.
  • Last year, volunteers donated 265,000 hours which equates to almost 7 million dollars in savings to the Food Bank.
  • Volunteers help us pack nutritious food boxes each month that are distributed to seniors who daily choose between food or medicine.

Are you interested in volunteering?


Check out some of our wonderful volunteers who spent time with us this week here.

Our Neighbors In Need Are Counting On You

©2018 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500-B Spratt Street  •  Charlotte, NC 28206

Phone: (704) 376-1785 • Fax: (704) 342-1601   


Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 56-1352593
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