Winter Holidays

Thank you so much for thinking of joining us at Food & Friends this Holiday season. Without you, we would not be able to provide more than 3,000 meals a day to our clients facing life-challenging illnesses. Your support makes it possible for each client to feel encouraged & cared for. Please see instructions below for signing up as a returning volunteer, new volunteer, or as a family.

We hope you can join us in one of the many volunteer opportunities we have throughout the weeks of December 18th – January 8th.

Food Preparation & Packaging
Individual volunteers & families are needed to assist with the holiday food preparation and packing groceries in our kitchen. Kitchen shifts last two to three hours and are available at 9 am and 1 pm. Kitchen volunteers must be at least 14 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 16.

How to Register for Winter Holidays:

A background check is required for all volunteers over the age of 18, unless you are joining us as a family unit. A family is comprised of 3-4 people. All others are individuals. All individual volunteer opportunities are “reserved” for volunteers with an existing background check on file. 

Already a Food & Friends Volunteer? 

If you are an existing volunteer and you think you may already have a background check on file, simply click the signup button below to get started. Make sure you are signed into your volunteer account first, otherwise all available events will say “reserved.”

Sign Up

New to Food & Friends?

Welcome! The first step is to complete your background check. After submitting that, create a volunteer account using the signup link below.
Please complete both of the steps below to get started:

1) Start Your Background CheckSave
2) Sign Up to Volunteer

Be sure to review the event descriptions for age limits and location of the activity. When your background check clears, in 3-5 business days, you will be able to log into your volunteer account and sign up for all available Holiday opportunities. If an event says “full” it means that shift is currently at capacity. If it says “reserved” make sure you are signed into your account and have submitted a background check.

Volunteering as a Family?

If you are a family, you can sign up for Winter Holidays shifts by clicking the button below.


Sign Up as a Family


Contact Katrina Mathis at (202) 269-6878.