IN-PERSON - Houston Food Bank Volunteer Team!


Family Volunteering

Start Date
End Date
4 hours
Houston Food Bank

535 Portwall St.
Houston, TX 77029
United States

Please pre-register to receive your QR code and check in using the code.

This activity is best for ages 6 and up.

This is a modified, in person volunteering opportunity. Detailed instructions and educational resources will be sent to you upon registration. Please fill out our COVID-19 Safety Protocol and Waiver. You only need to fill this out once for your household, so if you have already filled out this digital version, you do not need to complete the waiver again. However, if you have volunteered in the past year and filled out a paper or PDF version, you will need to complete this updated digital version. Thank you! 


You can also sign the group sign-in sheet after you arrive and get your temperature taken. Just look for the name of our group- Generation SERVE.

Join us to help fight hunger in Houston by volunteering at the Houston Food Bank!


  • Bring your vaccination card for proof of vaccine. Those without proof of vaccination will be required to wear a mask.
  • Volunteers MUST be at least 6 years old and supervised by parent or guardian throughout the shift.
  • All volunteers under the age of 18 also need a completed Youth Volunteer Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian. A copy of this form can be downloaded by clicking the RESOURCES tab on your Volunteer Profile page.  

Description of Duties 

Varies with the makeup volunteers for shift. Most of the projects at the warehouse involve inspection, sorting, and repackaging of donated food items for community distribution.

Address Houston Food Bank

535 Portwall St.

Houston, TX. 77029


From Downtown: Take IH-10 east and exit Gellhorn St. (exit #774). Make a U-turn at Gellhorn, stay on feeder and turn right on Portwall St.

Parking Information 

If space permits it, you may park in the front parking lot, but in the event of a large volunteer turnout, you may be directed to our overflow lot located behind the building.

Attire Information 

VOLUNTEER FACE COVERING or MASK REQUIRED - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN. CLOSED-TOE SHOES REQUIRED - casual dress, long pants (preferred), t-shirt with sleeves.


  • For your safety, personal belongings are not allowed in project areas:  Due to limited locker space, we ask that you lock your purse, jackets, backpacks and any other valuables in your vehicle before checking-in.
  • REMEMBER to wear close-toed shoes so your feet are protected and dress in layers so you will be comfortable throughout your shift.  
  • If you are scheduled in our KITCHEN, please wear LONG PANTS - NO SHORTS or JEWELRY allowed.

Safety remains one of our top priorities. COVID-19 vaccinations or masks are required of all building occupants. All staff members who are not wearing masks have been verified to have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations and have a sticker on their HFB Badge ID as proof. Volunteers and visitors who show their COVID-19 vaccination card or a photo of that card will not be required to wear masks. Temperature checks remain.

**Suggested donation $15 per child/$30 per family to cover our activity costs, or join us as a Houston Family Sponsor and help us inspire a generation of community-inspired leaders in Houston. Please donate now and thank you for your support.

Houston Food Bank