Thank You Volunteers!

National Volunteer Week runs from April 10 through 16 in 2016. Click here to learn more about volunteering opportunities at GLFB. 

Volunteer Week 2016

The Greater Lansing Food Bank has a pretty significant mission. One-in-five of our Mid-Michigan friends and neighbors struggle with food insecurity. There is no way we could meet this critical need without the help of volunteers like you.

In 2015, our volunteers donated nearly 12,500 hours to GLFB. That’s an equivalent of 6 volunteers working at GLFB every business hour, every day, all year long. Maybe you sorted and packed food; rode with our drivers on a food delivery; labeled canned goods; or helped us with a mailing. Maybe you volunteered with a community group, or you came here for professional development. The result is that you helped get food into the hands of hardworking families, seniors on fixed incomes and anyone else who was struggling with food insecurity in Mid-Michigan. You exemplify the giving spirit of our Founders when they established the GLFB 35 years ago. As we look back at our history, contributions like yours have helped GLFB support our neighbors though a range of economic hardships. As we look forward, volunteers like you will continue to be a pillar of this organization.

I try to thank our volunteers for their hard work every chance I can, and it’s still not enough. Without enough space to properly express my gratitude, I simply say: Thank you for all you do. Thank you for caring.

Joe Wald
Executive Director
Greater Lansing Food Bank