Together We Will End Hunger, Malnourishment, and Homelessness

Volunteer

Volunteer

Applications for Spring 2017 volunteers are now closed. The pantry still needs all the help it can get and we welcome you all to help restocking on Fridays! 

Thank you for your interest. Please check back next semester for more weekly volunteer opportunities!


Volunteering at the Food Pantry has empowered me to help make a change in the Berkeley community. Being a first generation, low-income student, I constantly face economic challenges and the Food Pantry is a great resource that helps alleviate student food need. Food insecurity is a serious issue and it is critical for our students to have nutritious foods so that they can concentrate on their academics.
— Luisa Camacho, Volunteer
I absolutely love my life now and feel somewhat guilty for being so happy. It is extremely fulfilling to provide such healthy food to others. I know as well as anyone how it feels to eat poorly or not at all. When I first came to the food bank, I was amazed at the quality of the food that was provided. Now we have refrigeration and can offer an even greater array of products; all organic and all delicious. Recently we have extended the hours of operation to further meet the student’s needs. Ruben, his staff and the other volunteers are now my family, friends and peers.
— John Hildenbrand, volunteer
Thank you to all involved with the UC Berkeley Food Pantry, for starting a movement and continuing it, and setting an example for other universities and schools to continue this movement to help feel, nourish, educate, and reach out to people of all backgrounds. If there’s a common cause that brings people together, it’s solidarity and helping those in need. The UC Berkeley Food Pantry is a prime example of what it means to be a community, love others (and oneself), and equal opportunity.
— Rachel Chung, 4th year Public Health Student and GPP Minor, and proud Cal Bear, Volunteer