Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts

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In the time of a disaster volunteers are a critical resource for filling the gap between professional emergency response and community needs. As the city's major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs Food Bank For New York City is mobilizing volunteers interested in joining us to assist our New York City neighbors affected by the storm.

As the recovery will be a long-term effort, our Distribution Warehouse repacks and Community Kitchen & Pantry services will be essential projects where volunteers time will be critical. As we work quickly to identify the needs of our member agencies we will be adding projects to our online Project Calendar to address their needs as well.

We understand that in times of need that you ALL want to help immediately and we appreciate your enthusiasm and care for your fellow neighbor! Your first step should be to register to volunteer on our website, SIGN-UP for available projects today and register for UPCOMING projects as they become available shortly. 

NOTE: Projects are being created and will fill up fast. If the project you are interested in is full, please continue to check back to see what opportunities are being made available to you.

AGE REQUIREMENT?
Volunteers are to be 18 years of age. 16 & 17 year olds welcome with a parent!

TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER:
  • Please create an account! REGISTER HERE
  • NOTE: Even if you have filled out the wufoo form, you must join the Food Bank For New York City volunteer network formally by registering in our system. It is possible to check project availability before registering. If this is a concern, please browse our opporunity calendar first - CLICK HERE.
ARE YOU A CURRENT VOLUNTEER?
  • Login using your username and password!
  • Feel free to use the links below to find disaster related projects or FIND AN OPPORTUNITY HERE.

VIEW DISASTER RELATED PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES

FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY MEMBER AGENCY IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS?
If you are a Food Bank For New York City member agency in need of volunteers please submit your need HERE. Have your Member ID # ready.

QUESTIONS?
Food Bank For New York City administrative offices remain closed due to ongoing power outages in lower manhattan. If you have any questions, please email volunteerfoodbanknyc@gmail.com.

Note: This mailbox is being monitored and you will be responded to Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00am-4:30pm. Due to the high volume of inquiries, please give us at least 24 hours to respond to your inquiry. However, please note that we plan to respond MUCH quicker. 

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Visit www.foodbanknyc.org for more information on Food Bank For New York City!