We are a 100% volunteer organization. Nobody, including our Board of Directors, receives any monetary compensation for their efforts in keeping our ministry going. We are always looking for people or groups who would like to volunteer their time to support our ministry.  There are around 25 to 30 regular volunteers who come every Saturday and spend a few hours each week helping their neighbors.

Saturday morning food distribution

Our trucks arrive in the parking lot of the JFK Arena on 303 Beech Street in Manchester every Saturday at around 7:30 am.  Most volunteers will arrive between 8:00 and 9:00 and stay until we finish up around noon. Around 10:00 am we start handing out the food that was donated. The line moves fairly quickly and we typically serve 350-400 families in a few hours.

Some volunteering opportunities we have:

  • Setting up tables and tents
  • Sorting and bagging the food
  • Handing food to our patrons as they walk through the line
  • Carrying food to cars
  • Driving trucks to pick up food at our donors location (Fridays and Saturdays)
  • Cleaning up and packing up our trucks at the end of the day

This is an outdoor event, and we are there rain or shine.  Please dress appropriately for the weather.


We also are looking for someone who has experience in grant writing or has time for fundraising activities. If you have such skills or know someone who could help, please contact us at info@foodfc.org.