VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Volunteers pack 75% of the food we distribute!
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FRESH FOOD PACKING
Prepare and package food to be distributed through our pantries and Fresh Food Distributions to those in need.
Our Fresh Food Distributions provide, on average, 22 pounds of fresh produce, meat, dairy, bakery, and other fresh items to 140 families at each of our 100 sites! In 2021, we provided 5.8 million pounds of fresh items throughout our eight-county service area. By volunteering to pack food, you ensure families have healthy options and well-rounded meals!
Take bulk food items — like cereal, frozen broccoli, or peanut butter — and package them into smaller sealed bags for redistribution.
In 2020, we opened our Clean Room, a special space in our warehouse dedicated to repackaging bulk food donations into family-sized packages. One of the best things about this room is that it is temperature-controlled, meaning we can work with temperature-sensitive foods, like frozen produce, to provide our clients with a healthy range of foods to fill their tables.
FRESH FOOD PHARMACY
Help prepare boxes of food items for our Fresh Food Pharmacy Program, which provides clients with 20+ nutritious meals to help manage chronic illnesses.
For our Fresh Food Pharmacy, we partner with Grace Health to deliver these boxes directly to clients' doors. By volunteering to pack these boxes, you're helping your neighbors stand against their chronic illnesses and achieve health!
We love partnering with businesses in the local community to feed families! This year alone, eXp Realty, Prairie Farms, and Halpern's Steak & Seafood have sponsored the movement to end hunger through gifts of time and funds.
Interested in partnering with us to feed South Michigan? Reach out to us to learn more!
Hear about how you're changing lives across eight counties when you volunteer at South Michigan Food Bank!