Distribute Food

Every week during the school year, hundreds of volunteers place Every Meal food bags in children’s backpacks as part of our Weekend Meal Program. These volunteers have a hands-on, direct impact on children living with food insecurity by consistently and reliably distributing food every week at our partner schools throughout Minnesota.


Distributing food bags in children’s backpacks is at the heart of what we do, and as a Weekend Meal Program Food Distribution Volunteer, you’ll be at the center of it. This role involves:

  • Discreetly placing food bags directly in children’s backpacks or lockers
  • Dedicating 1-2 hours on Thursday or Friday while children are in school
  • Volunteering at the same school each week
  • Receiving training and guidance along the way

(Please note: You must be 18 or older and able to lift up to 35 lbs.)