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Did you know? People don't have to look hungry to be at risk of hunger, which can make the issue hard to see. But the facts are clear: 1 in 8 Americans is at risk of hunger. 1

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Volunteering goes beyond food drives and donations. You can play a part in the fight against hunger in a wide variety of ways, from delivering meals to sharing your professional skills and expertise—and no matter where your talent and interests lie, there’s a place for you.

Explore the full range of volunteer opportunities, and find out what kind of impact you can have on hunger locally and nationally.


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Deliver Smiles in a few Miles

The Home-Delivered Meal Program is looking for volunteers to deliver a weekday noontime hot nutritious meal and a friendly smile to seniors confined to their homes. For as little as an hour and a half per week or month, your good deed will touch the hearts of our homebound older adults across the co...

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Serve Seniors with a Smile

Seven County Lunch Programs seek volunteers to serve a weekday noontime hot nutritious meal and the gift of friendship to older adults. No driving required, the meals are served at a center or independent living facility. For as little as 2 hours per week, your good deed will touch the hearts of our...

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Lunch Assistants Needed! (Herndon Adult Day Health Care)

Lunch Assistants Needed at Herndon Harbor Adult Day Health Care for two hours a day, Monday through Friday. Specifically on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays assistance is needed with set-up, clean-up, and serving lunch to approximately 20 older adults.For this and other meaningful volunteer opportunit...

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From Hunger to Hope: Stories of Success

Across the country, millions have made a difference in the fight against hunger. Get inspired by stories from volunteers and organizations fighting hunger.



Making a Powerful Impact—Isela Martinez D., Colorado

Volunteering with the Hunger Free Hotline has been a very impactful experience. I realize that doing something for others is emotionally and spiritually rewarding, and the service can significantly change others’ lives, even as our own lives change because we learn from others’ experiences and needs…

1 Household Food Security in the United States in 2015, ERR-215, USDA, Economic Research Service (Sept. 2016)

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