Volunteer Better. End Hunger.

Forty-two million Americans – including 13 million American children – struggle against hunger.

The good news is that America has the power to make itself entirely hunger free. Through our Ending Hunger through Citizen Service initiative, you can help make that a reality.

Many Americans already pack food pantry bags or volunteer at soup kitchens, often on the holidays.  But seasonal and charitable work can’t end U.S. hunger. That’s why we’re making it possible for you to make an even bigger difference, and feel even more gratified, through strategic anti-hunger volunteerism.

What is strategic anti-hunger volunteerism?  Simply put, it mobilizes the unique talents and skills of each individual volunteer in order to take the biggest bite out of hunger. Through this web site and initiative, you can:

  • Help a struggling family access SNAP (food stamp) benefits.
  • Aid a small food pantry with accounting, grant writing, IT, graphic design, volunteer management, legal, or strategic planning assistance.
  • Raise funds for an anti-hunger advocacy organization.
  • Conduct community outreach to increase the number of hungry kids getting school breakfasts or summer meals.
  • Contact your elected officials to get them to raise the minimum wage or increase funding for safety net programs.

Through such strategic volunteerism activities, you can help countless more people eat. If you help a struggling family with two kids access school breakfasts, given that most schools are in session 180 days out of the year, you will have provided 360 meals to low-income kids, many of whom would have otherwise gone without breakfast. If you help just 10 families, that’s 3,600 meals going to kids who need it.

Helping in the most effective way means you get the most personal satisfaction too.  Not only that, you can also develop valuable professional skills, and build your resume.

This site will help you find the opportunities in your city or town that best match with your skills and times available. The web site can walk you through what you need to do to find the right volunteer opportunity for you, and make the biggest difference you can. If you have any questions contact us at Help@HungerVolunteer.org. Ending hunger lifts us all.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer anywhere! (Read About U.S. Hunger with your Book Club)
Dates/times flexible
Despite the fact that in the United States roughly 1 in 7 people, including 1 in 5 children (under 18),…
Distributing flyers/Outreach (Fresh2You Mobile Farmers' Market)
1400 West Markham
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Dates/times flexible
Fresh2You Mobile Farmers' Market is looking for volunteers like you!  The Fresh2You Market is a donated city bus retrofitted to have a farmers market…
Any (Senior Farmer's Market)
104 E 126th St
New York, New York 10035
Dates/times flexible
Harvest Home Farmer's Market is a New York City-based, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to local, farm-fresh produce in…
Grant writing/grant research (Advocacy Intern)
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Dates/times flexible
Position Available Maryland Hunger Solutions, an initiative of the Food Research and Action Center, seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual…
Call your elected official (Advocate for Stronger Nutrition Policies!)
St Paul, Minnesota 55111
Dates/times flexible
Ask your members of Congress to oppose cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and to support increases. SNAP…
Call your elected official (Advocate for Stronger Nutrition Policies!)
50 Broad Street Suite 1103
New York, New York 10004
Dates/times flexible
Ask your member of Congress to oppose cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and to support increases. SNAP…