Core Specialists

Core Specialists are volunteers with specific skills or areas of expertise who are matched with a particular project within the Houston Food Bank.  Want to contribute in a meaningful way?  Let us know!

Some projects require volunteering at our facility during normal business hours, although there may be some flexibility around the amount of time it takes to complete a project on-site.


If you have a skill set or network that you would like to share, let us know!  Complete our online skills inquiry form.

For more information on the Core Specialist Program contact Jennifer Frederic, 713-547-8663.

Backpack Buddy Monitor
The Houston Food Bank's Backpack Buddy program works to fill the gap for children who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year and go home to meager or no meals on weekends.  To ensure quality at each of the hundreds of schools where children get Backpack Buddy food sacks, volunteers are needed for monitoring visits to verify program compliance. Weekday hours are flexible and training will be provided.  This opportunity is for volunteers 18 and older. The Houston Food Bank requires a Criminal Background Check for all volunteers joining this program. For more information, contact Jennifer Frederic at 713-547-8663.

Social Media Ambassador
Help spread the Food Bank message through your own social media channels. Get the word out there by committing to posting twice a month.


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