Volunteer at the West Texas Food Bank

Volunteerism is the heartbeat of our organization. Just a couple of hours of volunteering can make a lasting impact. We need you to help us continue our mission of fighting hunger.

Last year, the Food Bank distributed millions of pounds of food to 19 West Texas counties. Before distribution, food is sorted, processed, and packed, often by the loving hands of a volunteer.

The Food Bank can accommodate volunteer groups of all sizes, from families and individuals to large groups. Volunteers will be asked to participate in tasks that include sorting incoming donations, processing and organizing items for distribution, and packaging emergency boxes.

Volunteers must be 15 years or older to volunteer at the Food Bank without a parent or guardian. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult at a 1:1 ratio. We require a two-hour volunteering minimum.

Dress code

To volunteer for a food bank event, you must adhere to a dress code appropriate for working in a warehouse environment. We do not allow spaghetti strap shirts, short shorts, leggings, or clothes that are too revealing. Most importantly, you will not be able to volunteer in open-toed shoes, including flip-flops, sandals, or heels. Volunteer comfort and safety are very important to us.

Odessa volunteer information

  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday evenings: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We're closed from noon to 1 p.m. daily for lunch and closed all day on major holidays.

Volunteer request

Would you like to learn how to volunteer at West Texas Food Bank in Odessa, TX? Please fill out the request form at the bottom of the page, and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you. Please submit a separate form for each family member. Please allow 48 business hours for a response.

Volunteer in Midland

Did you know we have a second location in Midland, TX? We’re open at the following times:

  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday evenings: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

We’re closed from noon to 1 p.m. daily for lunch and closed all day on major holidays.

To volunteer in Midland, please use the MSS Connections link below:
MSS Connections