The Banco de Alimentos is a non profit organization that help people suffering from hunger. We act by requesting donations of food, out of the commercial market but fit for consumption, companies, farmers and supermarkets, in order to store, sort and distribute it to 704 community organizations.
We contribute to feeding 94,358 people per day, 80% of whom are children and teenagers. We reach them through 700 organizations and soup kitchens based in the City of Buenos Aires and the 24 districts of Greater Buenos Aires.
Fundación Banco de Alimentos is a member of the Red Argentina de Bancos de Alimentos (Argentinian Network of Food Banks) and is part of the Global FoodBanking Network, based in the United States.
You can always come as a volunteer for food classification, It´s a quite simple task but really important for us. It consists of identifying and classifying products in the storehouse. The aim is to ensure good condition and quality of these products, which will later be distributed to some of the many people in need in Argentina.
If you are staying in Argentina for more than three months, there are different ways of volunteering joining our different teams (updating the website, manning stands at events, accounting tasks, carrying out follow up visits, assisting with taking workshops for institutions, and contacting organizations to offer them donations.)
We do not provide accommodation or meals but you can bring your own meal and eat with us in our canteen.