The Coastal Bend Food Bank (CBFB) welcomes all volunteers

All volunteers are required to REGISTER at Volunteer Registration. Once you are registered, you can choose your time slot to volunteer.

Frequently asked questions

Volunteer Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Help inspect, sort, and box donated food products at our warehouse.

All volunteers must register individually. Family members should also be registered individually. If you have a group that would like to volunteer, please get in touch with Maia Pope at 361-887-6291 ext. 5119 or via e-mail at: mapope@coastalbendfoodbank.org

Volunteers are also needed for Mobile Distributions throughout Corpus Christi and our 11 county service areas.

Volunteer Requirements:

Food-sorting/food distribution age limits
  • Ages 10 to 15 must be accompanied by one adult, five youth to every one adult. (Children under 10 years of age are not allowed)
  • Volunteers must be 16 years or older for all Mobile Distributions


The dress code at the Coastal Bend Food Bank warehouse is casual and comfortable. Please note the following dress requirements.

  • Comfortable, closed-toed safe footwear (no high heels) must be worn —open-toed shoes/sandals/flip flops
  • are not allowed.
  • Long pants or appropriate shorts only.
  • Dress warmly in winter.
  • Dress light in summer.  Sleeveless shirts or tank tops are NOT allowed.
  • Leave purses, jewelry, and other valuables at home or in your trunk. Necklaces and long earrings are not safe in the warehouse.

Coastal Bend Food Bank is not responsible for missing or damaged personal belongings.

Warehouse/distribution rules

  • Cleanup is part of our work. Your cooperation is appreciated.
  • No eating, drinking, or taking any of the donated items.