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Find available volunteer shifts !!

The most important Food at First ingredient is YOU, the volunteer !


So many ways to volunteer your time. FAF really appreciates every minute !

  1. Food at First Meal volunteers are needed daily. Sign-up to help prep or serve/cleanup.
  2. Free Market volunteers are needed Mon, Thur, or Sat of every week.
  3. Special events are community wide, and a big deal and take hundreds of volunteers for
    1. Thanksgiving
    2. Christmas
    3. Sweet Corn day (late summer)
    4. Pass Along Party (just before Christmas)
  4. Groups please check the calendar to see what groups are currently helping host a meal.  Contact Patty Yoder patty@foodatfirst.com if you would like to schedule a volunteer group.
  5. Glean food from area grocery stores, ISU, restaurants, etc. on a recurring basis, usually weekly.  40 to 50 gleaning opportunities a week.  These are filled with volunteers who make a long term commitment on a recurring weekly basis.

For more information on gleaning, email Patty Yoder (patty@foodatfirst.com)  There will be gleaning opportunities in the near future.

If you would like to “ride along” one time to see if it’s something you’d like to do, just email patty@foodatfirst.com, or, if you’re ready to dive right in, click over to our online signup form and you’ll see what is still available!