The Southeast Ohio Foodbank (SEO), a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP), is seeking volunteers to join the fight against hunger in local communities.

Volunteers are a pivotal part of Foodbank operations -- they cannot continue without them! Community members may volunteer as individuals or as a group to assist various programs. Duties may range from packing food boxes, assisting with direct food distributions, preparing hot meals and more.

Upcoming packing events will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Every month, nearly 2,000 food boxes are distributed to low-income seniors in the local community. SEO hosts public packing events to support this program, where volunteers form an assembly line and fill boxes with various shelf-stable food items. Community members may register for these, or any other future events, at or by calling 740-767-4500.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Jen Steward at For information on other HAPCAP programs, contact Valerie Keeney at 740-767-4500 or