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Opportunity Details

Distribution Center Volunteer

We need your help in our distribution center! Distribution center volunteers help ensure we have enough food for families in need. Volunteers are tasked with helping with the following projects: 

BackPack Program

Volunteers will pack sacks of food for hungry children in Sioux Falls. The BackPack Program supports over 3,000 children in the Sioux Falls area, and we need your help to ensure no child goes hungry in our community. 

Food Box Packing 

Help your neighbors in need by packing food boxes at Feeding South Dakota's Sioux Falls location that will help feed children and families who need food assistance. Volunteers may also work on other projects that aid in food assistance efforts for South Dakotans in need.

Clean Room

Help Feeding South Dakota get food to even more people across our state by repackaging bulk food items such as cereal, crackers, and pasta in a clean room setting.

Key Responsibilities:

Tasks vary depending by location, volunteer schedule and the work that needs to be accomplished to end hunger across the state of South Dakota. Work may include sorting perishable or non-perishable food, packing food into boxes for distribution, repackaging bulk food, labeling packaged food items, and packing BackPacks of food for children.


Please arrive 10 minutes early and wear comfortable clothing in layers and closed-toe/closed-heel shoes. Volunteers will be given instructions and training upon arrival and will have staff support and supervision throughout their shift. 


  • Ability to stand and walk for 2-3 hours at a time
  • Ability to lift 10 to 30 pounds

Age Requirements:

This position will be working in a warehousing facility alongside forklift traffic. For safety reasons, all volunteers must be 11 years or older. Volunteers under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


We welcome you to volunteer with friends, family or co-workers. If you will be volunteering with others please be sure to respond to this opportunity using the "respond as a team" feature.

**Court-referred community service volunteers can complete the Court-Referred Community Service Volunteer Agreement or send an email to to request one.  Once approved, the community service volunteer will create a profile through our Community Connect volunteer management site and will register for shifts in advance. Once the volunteer has met the total hour requirements determined by the court, the volunteer will notify the site volunteer coordinator and a certificate of hours completed will then be issued.

Click here to learn more about volunteering at Feeding South Dakota in Sioux Falls and to find available shifts.

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Hunger & Homelessness, Disaster & Emergency Services
Families, Homeless, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, Low-income communities, Military/Veterans, People with Disabilities, People with Health-based Concerns

Age Minimum (with Adult): 11+, Minimum Age:11+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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  • Create a new team to sign up.

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