Volunteering at the Food Bank:

Volunteers are the backbone of the CK Food Bank. We want your experience to be enjoyable and fulfilling. We’ll do all we can to accommodate any special schedule or physical needs.

The CK Food Bank has five part-time staff members.

Chris Benson, Executive Director – director@ckfoodbank.org
J’aime Carr, Office Manager / Bookkeeper – info@ckfoodbank.org
Merle Cotoio, Warehouse Manager
Donna Orechovesky, Food Bank Staff
Rick Harrison, Food Bank Driver

If you are interested in Volunteering, on the day you intend to volunteer, we will give you a contact form to fill out, will have you read a volunteer policies and procedures manual, safety manual and you will be set up with a current volunteer to learn the job you will be doing for us.  We have several Volunteer Positions:

Help or assist clients shop through our grocery aisles
Unpacking and stocking food
Packing CSFP Bags for our Seniors
Light Cleaning

If you choose to come in and Volunteer, meet with J’aime our Office Manager.  She will get you set up and provided you someone to give you the training you need to work here.


Information of New Volunteers:

    1. When is the CK Food Bank Open for Volunteers?
      9:00 AM to 2:00 PM,
      We are closed on holidays.
    2. When is the food bank open for clients?
      10:00 AM TO 1:30 AM (Last client check-in is at 1:15 PM)
      Monday – Friday
    3. Who Can Use The CK Food Bank?
      If you live or work in the Central
      Kitsap School District, you can use our food bank.
    4. What types of things do volunteers do at the food bank?
      Repackage food
      Stock shelves
      Help clients shop through the aisles
    5. What if I am not able to do all of those activities?
      If you are unable to lift heavy items or
      stand, please let us know so that we can
      schedule repacking time for you.
    6. Can I take a break?
      Volunteers can take a small lunch
      break during down time.
    7. Are there age limits for volunteers?
      We accept adult volunteers, while
      high school volunteers are accepted
      in limited numbers. We cannot have
      volunteers who are children because
      of the busy atmosphere and equip-
      ment used at the food bank.
    8. Can I bring my child with me to volunteer? Can I have visitors?
      We may able to accommodate your
      children under your supervision,
      however, please contact our
      volunteer coordinator for approval.
    9. Do I need to commit to a certain day per week to volunteer?
      For scheduling, we ask that you
      decide what day(s) you will
      volunteer. You are free to try
      different days for a few weeks before
      making your decision.
    10. What if I’m unable to come in on my scheduled day?
      Please call and leave a message
      (360-692-9818). If you know in
      advance that you will be out, please
      let us know.

    Check out our donations page for ways you can contact us to help out!

              (360) 692-9818           3537 Anderson Hill Rd Silverdale, WA 98383 info@ckfoodbank.org