Second Harvest Food Bank is seeking committed volunteers throughout the year to support our child hunger programs


Every day SHFB is preparing meals to feed children in need across the Greater New Orleans area, volunteers are needed to help in the Community Kitchen.

This summer at Second Harvest Food Bank volunteers are needed to support the summer feeding program. The summer feeding program provides nutritious meals to thousands of children who might otherwise go hungry in the summer months when schools are closed.  Our goal is to serve approximately 3,000 children at summer camp sites and programs throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Join our staff and a team of volunteers to prepare daily breakfast and lunch meals that are both child-friendly and high in nutrition.

Volunteer in the COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Volunteers are needed to work alongside staff and other volunteers to assist with food preparation, meal packaging, washing dishes and other kitchen duties. Volunteers should be at least 16 years or older to work in the kitchen, culinary skills or formal training is not required. Volunteers are encouraged to commit to at least 3 volunteer shifts throughout the program. Please inquire about opportunities for groups to work in the kitchen.

Volunteers are needed to fill shifts throughout June 3rd - August 2nd

Volunteers are greatly needed to fill the early morning shifts from 6:30am - 9:30am


Community Kitchen shift times are:






6:30AM - 9:30AM

6:30AM - 9:30AM

6:30AM - 9:30AM

6:30AM - 9:30AM

7:00AM - 10:30AM

10:30AM - 1:30PM

10:30AM - 1:30PM

10:30AM - 1:30PM

10:30AM - 1:30PM

10:30AM - 12:30PM


1:30PM - 3:30PM




All shifts should be scheduled in advance. For more information on how to sign up, please contact Volunteer Services:

Melanie Hoeman                                                     Taylor Bartley                  
504-729-2834                                                          504-729-2850