food bank of the southern tier


Volunteering date/time: Friday, June 12, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (4 hours)

Volunteers are needed to distribute emergency food during the Food Bank’s Drive-Thru Community Food Distribution at SUNY Broome.

  • The Food Bank is operating off-site with a heightened awareness of disease prevention.
  • Volunteer work involves physical labor including packing food into bags, carrying food and lifting boxes. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Volunteers should be low-risk, healthy, age 18-65 years old.
  • Volunteers are to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before the start of each volunteer shift and after.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. If you touch your eyes, nose, and mouth, please wash your hands with soap and water before returning to work.
  • Stay home if you are unwell and showing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, including mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
  • Practice social distancing – no shaking hands, high fives, and no hugging.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. Please wash your hands with soap and water before returning to work.
  • For the protection of our staff and volunteers, if you have been in contact with someone with COVID we ask that you not volunteer with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier at this time. You may volunteer at the Food Bank after the 14 days have passed symptom-free.
  • If you have any of the symptoms identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please let us know and leave the premises immediately. If you start feeling sick during your volunteer shift, please let us know and leave the building immediately.
  • We are in need of volunteers and donations. If you can give more than just your time, please take a moment to donate by visiting and donate online.
  • We are posting updates on the Food Bank blog All public communications will be posted here and on Facebook @foodbanksoutherntier