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Wednesday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join us for a special volunteer event where you will work to the sounds of rock legends Metallica. Food banks across the country are participating in a special day of volunteer service encouraged by the members of Metallica, who are stalwart supporters of the Feeding America network of food banks. Help us feed Iowans in need by sorting food, all while we bang our heads to songs like “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Enter Sandman,” and “Seek & Destroy.”

All volunteers are entered to win a Metallica CD catalog!

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Check condition of donated items, including dates, to ensure safety of consumption.
  • Sort and place checked items into the appropriate categories or boxes or bins.
  • Break down cardboard for recycling and dispose of trash.

Support/Training:  Volunteers will be given instructions upon arrival, and will have staff support throughout their shift.


  • Able to stand, move, bend, and lift in warehouse environment.
  • Able to read printed dates on packaging.
  • Able to safely use box cutter, packing tape dispenser, and other packing tools as needed.

Age Requirement:  For safety reasons, all volunteers in the warehouse must be 10 or older.

Dress Code:  Closed-toe shoes are required in the warehouse.  Also, please dress comfortably and in layers.  The temperature in the warehouse can vary.

Location: 2220 E 17th Street Des Moines Iowa 50316 – please enter through the door marked “Volunteer Center”
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