Hello Harvard alumni,

We are joining forces with alumni from the Penn Club for a group volunteer project at the Houston Food Bank on September 7, 2019.  If you are would like to volunteer with us at the Warehouse location on 09/07/2019 from 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM, please sign up below and plan to arrive about fifteen minutes early.  Scroll down the page for important additional information the Houston FoodBank asked us to share with all those who will volunteer with our group.  We are really excited about this community service opportunity and with your help we hope to have a strong Harvard alumni presence.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Mike Dillon at madillon1979@gmail.com.  We reservered 30 adult spaces for the Harvard / Penn group.  Please register in advance at the following link and you will receive your own QR Code: http://houstonfoodbank.civicore.com/index.php?section=indGpRegistrations&action=conditional&fwID=48327.


Additional Information 

Volunteer support is critical to our mission of leading the fight against hunger!  The Houston Food Bank utilizes volunteers six days a week at their Main Warehouse. Whether you come out as an individual or part of a group, we are certain you will have an enjoyable, positive experience.


  • 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.   

  • Please plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before your scheduled volunteer shift so you can check in, receive instructions and start on time.  If you arrive after the start of your shift, you may have to wait up to 30 minutes for orientation and assignment.  If members of your group arrive late, we cannot guarantee they will be able to join you in your assigned project area.

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 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 

How to Dress?  Closed-toe shoes REQUIRED - smashed toes are no fun, so we strongly enforce this safety precaution.  Casual dress, long pants (preferred), t-shirt with sleeves.

We count on your generous donation of time; however, if you are unable to make it, please log in to your ^@autoLoginLink^ to cancel your registration or contact a Houston Food Bank Volunteer Scheduling Team member at eubanks@houstonfoodbank.org for additional assistance.

Media Reminders:  If you are planning to take any video footage, wish to have a Food Bank spokesperson available for interviews or want to share your volunteer experience with the media, please obtain the approval of the director of Communications, Adele Brady, at 713-547-8674 at least 2 weeks prior to your volunteer session.

Special needs? Just let us know:  If you require any special accommodations just let us know before your volunteer shift so we can plan accordingly.

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.

Thank you again for leading the fight against hunger. You truly make a difference and we appreciate your time and support!