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Volunteer Your Time

Our volunteers pack 75% of the food we distribute!

Our Projects

We would love to have you join us in feeding South Michigan! Click below to view the descriptions, dates, and times of all our volunteer opportunities and to sign up for a shift!

Prepare and package food to be distributed through our pantries and fresh food distributions to those in need! 

Take bulk food items such as Rice Krispies, granola, or cookies and package them into smaller sealed bags for redistribution!

Learn more about the Clean Room ›

Help prepare boxes of food items for our Fresh Food Pharmacy program, which provides clients with 20+ nutritious meals to help manage chronic illnesses!

Hear about how you're changing lives across eight counties when you volunteer at South Michigan Food Bank!

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Packing boxes for our Fresh Food Distributions (FFDs) is one of our most popular projects! We pack these boxes every day with over 20 pounds of fresh food for our 80+ FFD sites across eight counties! 

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In the Clean Room, we repack bulk food items (anything from granola to frozen vegetables) into smaller packages! This room is temperature-controlled, and the settings are changed based on what we're packing that day!

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Every Tuesday afternoon, we have our Fort Food Pantry! Volunteers are the reason we can feed up to 500 families on these days — by filling clients' cars with nutritious food!

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At our repack station, you can sort food that's been donated to us into categories. This helps us easily find what we need to give out to our pantries and partners to feed clients!

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Help sort food to make sure families across South Michigan receive fresh, high-quality items!

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There are so many volunteers involved in South Michigan Food Bank's network — all of our 285 partners operate on volunteer power! 

We'd love to hear from you!

Volunteer Team
volunteers@smfoodbank.org

(269) 964-3663 x 438

South Michigan Food Bank
5451 Wayne Rd
Battle Creek, MI 49037

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Our amazing volunteer staff, Dennis, Alex, and Randy (L-R), who coordinate our projects and make sure that you have a great experience as we all feed South Michigan together!