What do volunteers do at Portwall?

Volunteers are essential in the fight against hunger.  Check out some of the projects that help us serve 800,000 people each year.

 >> Since all volunteer projects are scheduled based on community need, we regret that it is not possible for us to reserve or guarantee any project in advance.

Pantry Select.jpgPantry Select  Inspect and sort food items that come to us from supermarkets and other stores to ensure they meet quality and food safety standards

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 Sift through a wide variety of items donated by Kroger stores to determine what we will keep to process later through the Pantry Select project
Backpack Buddy 2.jpgBackpack Buddy  Fill sacks with nutritious food for at-risk school children to take home for the weekend
Repack 2.jpgRepack  Scoop rice, beans and other foods from massive containers into family-size bags

Box Building 3.jpgSenior Box
  Pack boxes of food that are distributed each month to low-income seniors

Box Packing  Pack boxes on a seasonal basis, for the holidays and for hurricane season

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  Sort cold and frozen food that comes to us from
supermarkets through our Retail Pick-up program

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Home Goods  Sort and categorize non-food items donated by retailers and sometimes serve as a personal shopper for agency representatives

Agency Loading  Help partner agencies load food into their vehicles when they come to the Food Bank to pick up orders

Order Pulling 3.jpgOrder Pulling  In the warehouse, pull cases of food from the racks onto pallets to fill agency orders

Emergency Pantry.jpgEmergency Food Pantry  Stock and clean the pantry before clients from working families arrive

Sanitation Station  Mark bottles of cleaning products to designate that they are not available for re-sale

Personal Care Pack 3.jpgPersonal Care Pack  Fill bags with cosmetic and hygiene products

Rescue Bank  Assist the Rescue Bank, a Food Bank building partner that distributes pet food to animal welfare groups

Book Sorting  Sort books for a Food Bank building partner, Good Steward Global Initiative, that collects books and sends them to build libraries in Africa

Landscaping  Help maintain the green space at the Houston Food Bank by planting, trimming and mowing 

Theme Nights  Volunteer for an hour and a half then enjoy a performance or activity related to the planned theme of the evening


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