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Man wheeling food crates.

Volunteers are
the heart and soul
of Backpack Brigade

Every week, more than 120 volunteers donate hundreds of hours of service. They prep and pack our bags, organize our warehouse and deliver over 4,300 bags to 96 schools every week.


Ways You Can Volunteer

& Packing

Woman packing food crate

8:00 AM–11:00 AM

Monday through Thursday, up to 15 volunteers pull food items off the shelf and onto movable racks. Packers take those racks, roll them to a table, and pack 70 bags at a time. Prep, pack, deliver repeat until all kids are fed every weekend.


Volunteers loading food crates into cars.

8:30 AM TO 11:30 AM

A mighty team of 5 or 6 loads over 600 15LB milk crates with our food bags into volunteers' cars, carefully stuffing trunks with food. Loaders are the Backpack Brigade pit crew.


Man loading blue lunch bags into a car.

8:30 AM–12:00 PM

Every Thursday morning, over 50 volunteer drivers deliver our bags to the schools we serve. Our loaders handle all the lifting. You'll open the trunk, get a clipboard with your route, and head out. Every driver starts and ends their route at our warehouse.

Volunteer Status: Drivers Needed!

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Group Volunteering

Corporate Group Volunteering

Backpack Brigade's corporate volunteer events are an amazing opportunity for your company to get involved and make a difference as a team! We host up to five groups every week from companies big and small to help us reach out ever-growing weekly numbers. We can't do it without our volunteer groups.

We host corporate groups on:

  • Tuesdays from 2:00PM–4:00PM

  • Wednesdays from 2:00PM–4:00PM

  • Fridays from 10:00AM–12:00PM and 2:00PM–4:00PM


A minimum of 5 people and a max of 20 is required for Corporate Group Volunteering.


Please use our contact page, email or call us at (206) 551-2120 to schedule your company's next volunteer event with us.

Looking To Make A Donation?

In addition to talented volunteers, it takes monetary donations to operate our vital program.

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