We are in need of volunteers to help us sort food which includes but is not limited to, dry boxed, cans, bread, produce, dairy and frozen meat.
"What will a volunteer be doing?"
- Our warehouse processing area represents both the heart of our operation and our greatest need. You will be trained to conscientiously check, clean, label, sort, and box food and non-food packaged items, which will then be made available to our partner agencies for distribution in eastern Michigan. You will also help keep the warehouse and agencies shopping areas organized and clean.
- From time to time the Food Bank hosts food drives and special fund-raising events and we always need helping hands and minds to perform a variety of services.
- After you have had some experience with our food processing operation, you can volunteer for special projects: food pickups from local donors; speaking on behalf of the Food Bank in the community; agency liaison work; office and computer based work.
- Driven by either donor stipulations and or other regulatory bodies, volunteer duties can be multi-faceted and are dependent upon priorities of warehouse capacities or product shelf-life.
The majority of your time will be spent in the warehouse and for this reason proper dress is required. Keep in mind the warehouse temperature changes with the temperature outside. Remember Clean and Comfortable.
- Pants-Long pants that fit (i.e. Blue jeans.) Must have no holes or rips and wear a belt if necessary. No shorts or cut off anything.
- No spandex.
- T-shirts-No offensive pictures or slogans. Must be worn right side out. No tank tops or mid-driff baring tops and no low-cut tops.
- Shoes-Must be comfortable for standing. Boots or Sneakers are o.k. as long as they are not slip-ons. No open-toe shoes or sandals.
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- 1person/1hour sorts enough food for 335 people