Volunteers are essential to the work of Channel One Regional Food Bank.

Last year, 2,350 volunteers donated a total of 35,670 hours of service. Our volunteer work force is equal to 18 extra full-time employees. It is because of the time and talents of our volunteers Channel One Regional Food Bank is able to help feed people in need in our community.

Channel One is looking for volunteers of all types and skill levels. There are different short term opportunities available for groups, families, and individuals. Click on the buttons below to see a short description of the volunteer activity and to register.

Volunteer Groups
Family Volunteer Day
Food Bank Volunteer

Note: Food Bank Volunteers are required to attend an orientation session.  Click on the Food Bank Volunteer button to see upcoming orientation dates.

clean room volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering at Channel One, we would love to hear from you.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact David Steenhoek at 507-424-1729. We hope you can find an opportunity that will fit your interest and Channel One’s needs.

Service Enterprise Certification

Channel One Regional Food Bank is pleased to announce that we have been certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise! A Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills throughout their organization to successfully deliver on its social mission.

As an organization, Channel One is excited about the evolution of the volunteer program. Volunteers are the heart and soul of this organization and meeting the mission to partner with others to feed people in need would not be possible with their efforts.

For further information regarding the Service Enterprise Initiative, please visit www.pointsoflight.org/service-enterprise-initiative.

Service Enterprise Certified