In FY 2016/2017, volunteer numbers increased by 19% to 3,315 and they worked a total of 18,269 hours, up 23% from the previous year. Volunteers lent a hand sorting and repacking nearly 1.2 million pounds of food and grocery products, filling children’s backpacks, packing mobile food pantry boxes, handing out produce at Farmer’s Markets and in a hundred other ways.