Nov 12
Date: November 12, 2022
Time: 8:00 am  to  12:00 pm
Join the Houston Alumni Chapter of St. Mary’s University on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon as they volunteer at the Houston Food Bank located at 535 Portwall St, Houston, TX 77029.

Volunteers must register in advance in order to receive a QR code to present when arriving.


  • Volunteers MUST be at least 6 years old and supervised by a 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.
  • 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.
  • Special accommodations needed?  Let us know before your volunteer shift so we can plan accordingly.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes so your feet are protected and dress in layers so you will be comfortable throughout your shift.
  • If you are scheduled for the kitchen, please wear long pants – NO SHORTS OR JEWELRY ALLOWED.

Volunteer Duties

Most of the projects at the warehouse involve inspecting, sorting, and repackaging donated food items for community distribution.


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, 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

CLOSED-TOE SHOES REQUIRED – casual dress, long pants (preferred), t-shirt with sleeves.  Bring work gloves if desired.

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

Thank you again for helping us meet our mission of food for better lives.  You truly make a difference and we appreciate your time and support!

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