People just like you helped the Greater Lansing Food Bank provide more than seven million pounds of emergency food in 2013. They didn’t write a check. They donated their time.

Want to volunteer but not sure where to start?

At the GLFB we try to be flexible to your needs and interests as a volunteer. If you have a skill you’d like to use but don’t find anything that fits in our current opportunities, let us know.

Gleaning

Through the Greater Lansing Food Bank’s field gleaning program, fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste is harvested by volunteers to help feed the hungry.

The GLFB organizes crews of volunteers to harvest crops at the request of area growers. The food is then distributed to food pantries, human service organizations, residents of subsidized housing, and others in need.

We encourage you to speak directly with a staff member if you have questions about volunteer opportunities, helping to glean or receiving gleaned food. Call (517) 908-3698 or e-mail gleaners@greaterlansingfoodbank.org to register. Already registered? Call the gleaning hotline at (517) 853-7816 for updates.

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