Thousands of Greensboro residents show they care around the holidays by volunteering for one of the many nonprofits dedicated to quashing hunger in Guilford County, and you can too. The Volunteer Center ( says these five food-assistance organizations are in need of a helping hand during this season of giving:

Out of the Garden Project is working with businesses and organizations to coordinate food drives. The food-assistance program for families in Guilford County is also in need of volunteers to help tend its newly established urban farm, 1100 Curtis St., and to deliver food backpacks each week to Guilford County Schools. 336.430.6070

The Interactive Resource Center seeks volunteers for its weekly Food Not Bombs dinner preparation, service and breakdown every Monday. The IRC is a day resource center dedicated to ending homelessness in Guilford County. 407 E. Washington St., 336.332.0824

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC is seeking organizations to host food drives. The Food Bank partners with community food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and youth and senior feeding programs serving 18 counties to help more than 300,000 neighbors in need each year. 336.784.5770

Senior Resources of Guilford County is in need of food pantry volunteers and mobile meal delivery volunteers. The organization promotes independent living of older adults. 301 E. Washington St., 336-373-4816

Greensboro Urban Ministries is looking for volunteers to assist at the annual Feast of Caring lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at First Baptist Church (1000 W. Friendly Ave.). The organization has multiple programs to serve neighbors in need of food, shelter and healthcare. Cheryl Ledford, 336.553.2641,