Volunteer Appreciation Week

The Food Depot is proud to celebrate the annual National Volunteer Appreciation Week during April 18 through April 24.

With a volunteer team of more than 1,120 people in a service area spanning more than 26,000 square miles, The Food Depot is humbled that so many individuals choose to invest their time with the food bank throughout their nine-county service area. There are so many worthy nonprofits to choose from and we are proud to have such an incredible volunteer team.

As our communities continue to find our new normal and proceed through the pandemic, The Food Depot staff couldn’t be prouder to work alongside our volunteers. Whether it is in the warehouse, or on location distributing food boxes or repackaging fresh food, The Food Depot runs on volunteer power. While we can’t celebrate the way we used to (shout out to our amazing volunteer mixer and breakroom mini-socials) The Food Depot staff are giving lots of “air high-fives” and virtual thanks.

Volunteer power means The Food Depot and its hunger-relief partners were able to distribute more than 11.6 million pounds of food — enough for more than 9.7 million meals in 2020. This simply would not have happened without many generous people willing to step up and help, especially during a global pandemic.

We’ll be celebrating all week with information on our digital channels. Make sure to follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube. Join us!