I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

Maya Angelou

Everyone can make a difference!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Hope.  We distribute groceries to families every Thursday, Friday, and first Saturday of the month. Saturday distribution is reserved for our Advisory Board partners.  Individual and Group Information below:

Individual volunteer opportunities are as follows.

  • Monday-Friday. Collecting food from partner organizations. Need a large vehicle and must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. Times vary.
  • Tuesday, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Prepping and stocking involves sorting dry goods as well as produce in preparation for Thursday/Friday/Saturday distribution. This position involves moving boxes/bags up to 25 pounds.
  • Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. appointment to pick up food at the Central Texas Food Bank (6500 Metropolis Drive, Austin, TX 78744)  Large truck or two-car task!
  • Thursday and Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Prepping for distribution and limited interaction with families coming in to receive groceries. Two volunteers familiar with computers and databases are needed to check “shoppers” in.  Some training is required.     

To get started, please fill out the Volunteer Registration Form.  Once you fill out the form, we will send you a link to Hope’s volunteer sign-up sheet. Before coming in to volunteer, please read the following Volunteer Orientation Sheet to become familiar with our procedures and volunteer guidelines.

Group volunteer opportunities are as follows:

  • A group of 2-3 people are welcome to email Betsy at Coordinator@HopeFoodPantryAustin.org to schedule a day of service on Thursday or Friday morning from 8:30 – 11:30 AM.
  • To close a Thursday or Friday morning distribution day to a specific group of 10 -14 people, we kindly request the group provide a food drive equal to $500 or more.  
  • Schedule a time to sort and stock your donated food items and help clean/organize the pantry. 
  • For larger groups over 12, please get in touch with the Central Texas Food Bank. Email: volunteer@centraltexasfoodbank.org.  Ana Hernandez is the volunteer engagement assistant who books groups.  ahernandez@centraltexasfoodbank.org or (512) 684-2546

For more information about group volunteering email Stephanie at info@hopefoodpantryaustin.org.

Thursday morning volunteers prepping for our choice model set up before Covid-19