Learn more about how you can help your neighbors in need by volunteering at the Greater Berks Food Bank.
Here are a few ways you can help make a difference:
Clerical: Assist GBFB staff with data entry, filing and/or miscellaneous projects in GBFB’s office.
CSFP Direct Distributions: Once a month the food bank will require the help of a volunteer to distribute totes of food (at the GBFB) to our senior citizens participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). CSFP is a program made available to income eligible senior citizens, 60 years of age or older.
CSFP Packing: A group of approximately 45 volunteers pack 1320 totes of food monthly for income eligible senior citizens, 60 years of age or older.
Local Packing: Volunteers sort through loose donations (food drive and retail grocery store donations) and pack all non-perishable food donations into boxes to be distributed to the GBFB’s member agencies.
Newsletter/Mail Preparation: Assembling newsletters and mailings at the GBFB.
Potato Project: Sorting and packing loose fresh potatoes.
Produce 4 Kids Distributions (clearance required): Volunteers will meet a GBFB staff member at one of our pre-selected elementary schools in Reading. During dismissal, volunteers will hand out bags of fresh produce to the children.
Produce 4 Kids Packing: Volunteers will pack approximately 500-850 bags of fresh produce in the GBFB warehouse.
Produce for People Distribution (clearance required): Volunteers will meet a GBFB staff member at a predetermined address and assist in signing in recipients and distributing fresh produce to them according to GBFB staff instructions.
Warehouse: Assist our warehouse with cleaning, moving product, driving and riding along to assist drivers making deliveries.
Please click the link below to complete the online volunteer registration form!
Please read our warehouse safety guidelines before completing the form
Volunteer Registration Form
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Please click the link below to find our Authorization to Release Information form. If you intend on volunteering with our Produce for Kids distributions, Produce to People distributions or if you are volunteering due to court ordered obligations you must have a signed Authorization to Release Information form on file at the Greater Berks Food Bank. Please send completed form to:
Greater Berks Food Bank
Attn: Ashley Snyder, Volunteer Coordinator
1011 Tuckerton Court
Reading, PA 19605
Authorization to Release Information Form