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Volunteer Coordinator Needed for Area Food Pantry

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Greater Lansing Food Bank

Regular Volunteer(s) wanted at Northwest Food Bank

Approximate time commitment is 4 to 5 hours a week. Own transportation required. Training provided.

Located in St. Stephen Lutheran Church (Waverly and Delta River Drive), the Northwest Food Bank is open Mondays and serves approximately 35 households a month. Along with the food bank coordinator, we are looking for a reliable individual(s) to assist with the following:

  • Pick up food order from Greater Lansing Food Bank warehouse on Wednesdays, unload at church and stock shelves (assisted by another volunteer) - once a week to twice monthly.
  • Pick up donated food from Valueland store on Fridays (store will load the food), unload at church and stock shelves (assisted by another volunteer) - once a week to twice monthly.
  • Prepare food and packaging for Monday distributions.
  • After stocking shelves, complete an inventory of food and give to coordinator.
  • Keep message on Food Bank phone updated regarding hours, holiday closings, closings due to weather, etc - can be completed off-site.
  • Attend Greater Lansing Food Bank Conference once a year (on hold).
  • Occasional help with food drives, dropping off containers and picking up food.

This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference by helping to serve those in need!

Those interested or with questions should contact the current coordinator, Marie Dumeney at mdumeney@yahoo.com.

More opportunities with Greater Lansing Food Bank

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About Greater Lansing Food Bank

Location:

2116 Mint Rd, Lansing, MI 48906, US

Mission Statement

Greater Lansing Food Bank Mission: Partner to alleviate hunger one meal at a time, to create a future where everyone has access to nourishing food.

Description

The Greater Lansing Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Gratiot, Shiawassee, Isabella and Clare counties. Food is distributed through an extensive network of food pantries and community kitchens located throughout the region. The Food Bank annually serves tens of thousands of people, many of them seniors and children. Our recipients also include the "working poor," those individuals who are employed but don’t earn enough to meet housing, health, transportation and food needs.

Our ability to feed families and individuals through pantries and community kitchens is directly related to the generosity of the citizens in the community. We obtain donations through the annual Envelope Campaign, Empty Bowls Lunch and Dinner, Empty Plate Dinner and Auction and through contributions provided throughout the year by individuals and businesses. We also receive donations of food through food drives sponsored by businesses, organizations, churches and individuals.

Community
Hunger
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2900 N Waverly RoadLansing, MI 48906

(42.76339,-84.60204)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 to 5 hours a week
  • Longer-term commitment, reliability, desire to help those in need.

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