Group Volunteering

Group volunteering is a great way for corporate teams to connect with the community and show their commitment to ending hunger, as well as a nice team-bonding experience.

img_group_volunteers_01Volunteers at The Greater Boston Food Bank play a critical role in helping to end hunger in Eastern Massachusetts. Each year, more than 26,000 volunteers help us sort, pack, label, and distribute food to more than 500,000 people in need. Not only do they help us distribute food, but their contributions also save us over a million dollars in labor costs.

Groups who volunteer receive an educational, team-building experience while sorting and packing food for those in need.

  • They want to partner with GBFB to feed as many as 500,000 people in Eastern Massachusetts annually.
  • They’re looking for a great way to spend time together while doing good.
  • Corporate teams are looking to connect with the community and show their commitment to ending hunger.
  • They’re looking for a customized, group/team-building experience, that includes education and intra- and inter-industry competitions.

The Kids Who Care (KWC) program is a special volunteer opportunity that allows children as young as 10 years old to volunteer alongside family and friends, bagging and boxing food for children, seniors and families in need in Eastern Massachusetts.

KWC volunteer groups of 10-25 people (including chaperones) pack food for some of our most vulnerable populations, helping GBFB provide healthy meals for those who need it most.

Due to the size of this room, group sizes can be no larger than 25 people (including chaperones). And, in order to ensure projects are completed, groups must have at least 10 volunteers. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate group sizes larger or smaller than this range, and we cannot allow any volunteers under 10 years of age.

KWC events include:

  • An introduction to GBFB
  • Training in safety and food handling
  • A hands-on service activity

If you would like to schedule a shift or have any questions, please email

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