Volunteer Needs

FDN would not exist without the amazing volunteers who dedicate their time to rescuing food and reducing hunger in our communities.

FDN needs reliable volunteers who can work independently.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Transporting and sorting food donations
  • On call availability to answer the FDN phone
  • Participate in one of FDN’s working groups
    • Public Relations
    • Development
    • Food Sourcing
    • Neighborhood Food Hubs
    • Operations
    • Facilities
  • Organizational support
    • Design
    • Writing
    • Administrative activities
    • Table at events
    • Educational outreach


Volunteer Spotlight

Mimi Melegrito – Volunteer Spotlight

Interview conducted in 2017 by Bruce Estes. Mimi Melegito has been collecting food donations for Friendship Donations Network since its earliest days. Like many of the pioneering volunteers who started in the 1980s, Mimi got recruited by FDN founder Sara Pines to help with her food donation plans. The two had meet at an Ithaca […]


Contact us if you are interested in volunteering with Friendship Donations Network.

(607) 216-9522