God’s Pantry Food Bank offers many different opportunities for those who wish to donate their time to fighting hunger. Last year, more than 17,000 volunteers donated over 53,000 hours of time, directly impacting the Food Bank’s distribution of more than 30 million pounds of food throughout our 50 county service area. Volunteering makes a difference!
Below is a list of our available volunteer opportunities, please note all opportunities listed are in Lexington.
For volunteering outside of Fayette County, as part of our 50 county service area, please visit the agency locator page and contact a member agency closest to you to find out what their specific volunteer needs are.
Food Sorting & Repack (Warehouse shifts):
Join our regular warehouse sessions on Thursday evenings and Saturdays as an individual, with a group, family, friends or with your business or organization. Shifts can be completed in 3 hour increments. We welcome children age 6-13 with a parent or guardian and children 14 and up can volunteer alone. Shifts fill up in advance, prior registration with confirmation must be obtained prior to coming to our warehouse.
See open dates and sign up here.
Email [email protected] with questions
Work on our phone intake lines taking referrals from organizations or clients for our Fayette County Pantry Program. Shifts are M-F 9a-12 and 1p-3p, we require a regular commitment from volunteers for this position. Some computer knowledge is required, or a small comfort level with computer software.
Please email [email protected] to sign up to volunteer on a weekly basis and find out more information here: Central Intake
Help us on a monthly basis distribute food to seniors through our senior food service program. All opportunities are daytime and a once monthly or twice monthly commitment for 2-3 hours. To inquire contact Danielle at 859-288-5326 and click here for more information on CSFP.
Our Food Bank operates four pantries in Fayette County. We need regular volunteers to staff these sessions to assist clients with pantry check-in, gathering food and assisting clients with food to their transportation. Our pantry locations are at Broadway Christian Church, Central Christian Church, St. Luke and on Cambridge Drive in Lexington. Hours and days can vary by location. Learn more here: Fayette County Pantry Program.
We have volunteering opportunities with two of our kids’ programs.
– Kids Cafe: Serve meals, provide homework help and mentor young school age children. Operating hours vary by location and season. Find out more about this program here: Kids Cafe
– Backpack Program: Great for groups or organizations who are able to pick up food from our warehouse, pack a variety of items into a bag and distribute to a school location as predetermined by our Food Bank. Find out more about this program here: Backpack program