Food Bank for the Heartland

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Brian Barks
Main Address:
10525 J St
Omaha, NE 68127
Volunteer Opportunity:

Pack, sort and stock to fight hunger in the morning!

Join thousands of volunteers in the fight against hunger! Your generosity allows us to help more families in need in Nebraska and western Iowa. We have volunteer opportunities in our warehouse that include packing and sorting donated produce and shelf stable product to be distributed to our partner agencies.

Our volunteer hours are listed below. Volunteers of all abilities are welcome. Group sizes range from 3 to 50 people. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, ages 10-15 may volunteer with adult supervision. We do not accept court-ordered community service or individuals in the diversion program. All volunteers must wear closed toe shoes for safety reasons.

***COVID-19 UPDATE:***

We looking forward to having you in to volunteer with us and wanted to provide some information on ways that Food Bank for the Heartland is helping to “flatten the curve,” while still achieving our mission.

Masks: Changing Guidelines

As advisories continue to change, we would like to address any concerns regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Due to the strain on the supply chain, Food Bank for the Heartland is NOT able to provide face masks for volunteers. Therefore, while it is not required, we highly encourage anyone coming in to volunteer with us to wear a face mask of some type if you have one, including those made of cloth from home.

The Food Bank for the Heartland Volunteer Center Is cleaned and sanitized prior to every shift.

Doing your part as a volunteer during the COVID-19 Crisis:

Food Bank for the Heartland Volunteer Center:

-Is encouraging all volunteers to practice safe social distances from everyone when engaging in volunteer activities
-Is requiring that all staff and volunteers wash their hands before the volunteer shift.
-Is having its Volunteer Coordinator sign all volunteers in for their shift to limit contact with our sign in computers.

What we ask of our volunteers before your shift begins:

-If you are feeling sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 we ask that you respectfully decline volunteering until you are symptom free.
-If you have traveled to any area that has been known to be at high risk of transmission in the last 2 weeks to decline volunteering at this time.
-If you live with or are visiting any person that is immuno-compromised or known to be at high risk of contracting the coronavirus, to reconsider volunteering at this time for the health and safety of those individuals.

Thank you for your interest in helping us fight hunger in this challenging time. We appreciate you.


Open to

Suitable for Kids: 

Ages 13-17

Size of Group: 


Skills Needed

No skills required


Next occurrence is
Wed, 09/30/2020  
(9am - 11:30am)
Repeats every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Thu Aug 12 2021.
Thursday, October 1st, 2020
Duration of 2 hour(s) 30 minutes

Location Details

At Nonprofit's Location
Indoor Project

Food Bank for the Heartland
10525 J Street