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Your Hands Help


Volunteers help Loaves & Fishes continue the mission of rescuing food and reducing hunger in Greenville County in tremendous ways!  In 2019, our volunteers helped us keep our administrative costs low by logging over 7,950 volunteer hours in which they rescued over 1,000,000 pounds of food in Greenville County! Scroll down to learn about all of our volunteer opportunities.
Ready to jump in? Fill out the volunteer application on the sidebar to get started!
Rescue Routes

Rescue Route Volunteers rescue food that would otherwise be wasted by picking it up from a designated donor site and delivering it to one of Loaves & Fishes’ 105+ partner agencies. Rescue routes take approximately 1 – 1.5 hours to complete and offer a lot of flexibility to those volunteering with us. Choose either a regular weekly route, or run a route when you can – either choice is supremely helpful!

Loaves & Fishes sends a weekly e-blast notification of available routes in which you can choose the best day for your schedule.

Rescue routes are primarily ran in the mornings, 7 days a week, 364 days a year.

Requirements to be a rescue route driver include: a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance, and attend an orientation. Upon taking a route, volunteers are required to report donation poundage information through our online reporting system.

All rescue route volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult.

Contact Jessica Nihiser with questions or fill out the form to get started.

Event Committees

Our event committees work with the Development Manager to ensure all logistics and financial goals are met in a timely manner. Volunteers work with staff to raise funds that assist with operational expenses of the organization. Contact Abbie Kline if you’re interested.

Taste of the Upstate is a jazz and gospel brunch featuring tastes from many of Greenville’s most celebrated restaurants. The event is held Downtown Greenville in April and includes silent auctions, live music, local art, adult beverages, fantastic food from Greenville’s best restaurants and more! This event is hosted and managed by the passionate Taste of the Upstate Committee that meets once a month from September – March. These seven (7) committee meetings are crucial, one-hour meetings that require participation. If you are interested, willing and able to help us with yet another successful event, please contact Abbie Kline. Committee positions are:

  • Graphic/Print/Technology Committee
  • Planning & Logistics Committee
  • Marketing and PR Committee
  • Entertainment Committee
  • Restaurant Committee
  • Silent Auction Committee
  • Restaurant Committee
  • Volunteer Coordinator Committee

The day of the event, volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Food Judging Assistant
  • People’s Choice
  • Art Auction Assistant
  • Registration / Check-In Hosts
  • Program Registration Assistant
  • Raffle Table Host
  • Silent Auction Table Host
  • Event Set-Up / Break – Down
Office Assistant

Volunteer office assistants work in the Loaves & Fishes office on Woods Lake Road and aid the staff members as needed. In this capacity, computer skills are required as well as a high level of confidentiality. Volunteers work using web-based applications and Microsoft Office Suite. Office assistants can make their own schedule!  We can use help any day of the week during regular office hours.

Contact Jessica to express interest or fill out the form on the sidebar.