Ready to Volunteer?

One of the biggest needs for the food shelf is volunteers. When you decide to donate your time to the Buffalo Food Shelf, you are helping us towards our goal of feeding every family in need within our community.  

Available Positions

We have many opportunities for people to get involved at the food shelf. Are you a student or organization looking for volunteer hours? Or maybe a concerned community-member looking for a way to help?

Below are some of the ways for you to volunteer at the food shelf. If you are interested in helping out in either of these positions, please contact us to get started. Be sure to also check out the Frequently Asked Questions page to become familiar with our volunteering process.


Front Desk

You will be assisting clients in shopping for the food items that they need from the food shelf. 

You will be collecting necessary information from the clients and completing required documentation.

Volunteer FAQ

Court Mandated Community Service Policy

All court mandated community service must be scheduled in advance. We do not accept individuals with charges that involve an act of violence.

Please request a minimum of 7 days before wanting to volunteer. We do not accept walk-ins for court mandated service.

We may request additional information including the specific offense committed and the case number of the offense. 

Upon completion of hours, please allow 72 hours for verification and completion letters.

The court mandated service form is included below.