Become a Volunteer and Make an Impact in Our Community!
Volunteering at the Westchester Food Pantry can be a very rewarding experience. You will make new friends, be part of a team, and improve your community by assisting your neighbors in need.
There is an assortment of volunteering positions at the Pantry, which can be explored further below. It is essential that volunteers possess the ability to work amiably with a diverse clientele in a non-judgmental and compassionate manner. Any personal information of the clients is kept confidential, and every individual at the Pantry is treated with the utmost respect and dignity.
Please contact the Westchester Food Pantry, if you have any questions.
Seasonal Volunteer Opportunity
Yard Sale Donation Drop-Off Day
Volunteer for the Donation Drop-Off Day on April 1 – some 11AM to 2PM slots are open.
Spring weather means yard sale season is upon us, and for the Westchester Food Pantry that means … THE YARD SALE! Each year, people donate their unwanted but totally fabulous items to our sale. Bonus: volunteers working at the Donation Drop-Off Days can buy items as they see them. No need to wait until the Yard Sale Extravaganza. See something you like while sorting items? Buy it right then and there!
Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities
The 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month, typically between 8am – 10am. This crew receives our orders from the GCFD. It involves taking heavy boxes of cans, meat and produce from GCFD pallets into the pantry. These volunteers must have the ability to lift and move heavy items. Please provide your phone number if you are signing up for this slot, as sometimes the truck may be early or delayed. And, we will let you know when it arrives.
Food Sorting, Shelving & Setup
Everyone we meet is a potential client, volunteer or donor which is why outreach events are so important! We want to meet everyone, because everyone has a place at the Pantry. We need volunteers who are confident talking about the Pantry – how to get food, how to volunteer and how everyone can get involved. The Pantry participates in numerous outreach events throughout the year.