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CommUnity Food Pantry at Pepperwood Plaza Volunteer Signup

Thank you for your interest in serving as a Food Bank volunteer!

Come volunteer at our new space in Pepperwood Plaza - 1045 HWY 6 E, Iowa City!

Review the following information before arriving at your shift:

  • Wear comfortable clothing, closed-toed shoes, and dress for the weather.
  • Park in the main plaza parking lot and enter through the door marked "Entrance."
  • Be prepared to lift approx 25 pounds and work both in and out of doors (note: we can accomodate those with lifting limitations).
  • Minors 13-15 years of age may volunteer, but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Minors 16+ may volunteer independently.

If you are volunteering with CommUnity Food Bank for the first time, please arrive to your shift 15 minutes early to review procedures and answer COVID-19 screening questions. 

Safety, well-being, and access to service are our top priorities. In accordance with local and national COVID-19 precautions, CommUnity has implemented the following safety procedures:

  • Staff and volunteers will have their temperatures taken upon arrival.
  • Volunteers will be asked COVID-19 screening questions and may be asked to leave if they are exhibiting any symptoms.
  • Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and clients.
  • Face shields are available for staff and volunteers.
  • Gloves are available for staff and volunteers and are required when handling produce.
  • Front desk volunteers will work behind plexiglass barriers.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the Food Bank.
  • All client seating is spaced 6 feet apart.
  • All shopping carts and pagers will be sanitized between uses.
  • All surfaces (chairs, doors, bathrooms, tables, etc.) will be sanitized throughout the day.

Please, DO NOT sign up for a shift if any of the following statements are true for you:

  1.  I have a fever of 100.4 or higher.
  2.  I have a runny nose, cough, or sore throat.
  3.  I have traveled outside of Iowa in the past two weeks.
  4.  I have been in personal contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.


You can find CommUnity Food Bank at:

1045 HWY 6 E, Iowa City in Pepperwood Plaza.


Note: as of right now, GPS has trouble finding our location. We are in Pepperwood Plaza, near the Iowa City post office, Crowded Closet, Stuff etc, Taco Bell, and Slumberland. Our warehouse is located right in between Parkview church and Mattress by Appointment. 


If for any reason you cannot make it to your shift, please email [email protected]

Created by:   Recurring Volunteers Department Manager
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