We Love Our Volunteers

Individuals, families, and groups, view our volunteer opportunities below or email volunteer@hotfood.org or call (928) 526-2211.

Food Box Distribution

Daily Hot Meal Service

Produce Packing

Reading Room

In Our Kitchen

Daily Hot Meal
  • Volunteers for dinner preparation are needed every day from 10:00 a.m. – noon.
  • Servers and clean up crew are needed every day from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Kitchen Backdoor Lunch Service

Volunteers help three days a week (days vary) from 10:00 a.m. to noon prepare sack lunches to be handed out.

Meal Prep

Volunteers assist with preparing the daily hot meal for 150-200 clients. Activities may include washing and slicing produce, assembling salads, cutting meat, and preparing grains. Volunteers may also assist with cleaning prep stations, washing dishes, and distributing sack lunches.

Children’s Literacy Program

Paul Switzer Reading Room

Volunteers assist youth coming to the food kitchen for dinner with their homework and reading, every day from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Children’s Literacy Events

We need volunteers to help with several literacy events we put on throughout the year:

  • Love of Reading Week (February)
  • Hatch a Reader Education Event (April)
  • Harvest of Books (October)
  • Gift of Reading (December)

At the Food Bank

Emergency Food Box Distribution

Volunteers hand out food boxes Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

General Food Bank Support

Volunteers sort donated food and help with daily tasks that keep our food bank running smooth. Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Produce Box Packing

Volunteers help pack emergency food boxes that will be distributed to those in our community needing help. Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 12:00 p.m.

Make a Difference

Support our hunger relief programs and help Flagstaff Family Food Center provide 3 million meals to men, women and children experiencing food insecurity and hunger right here in the Flagstaff community.