Volunteers are critical to our mission

We can’t do it alone! Millions of pounds of food pass through the Food Bank each year.  This food must be inspected, sorted and packaged before it can be delivered to our hunger relief network.

When you volunteer your time at the Food Bank, you are doing so much more than just sorting and boxing food for distribution. The food you prepare will stock the shelves of a neighborhood pantry and eventually ease the worry of someone facing hunger in their home.

For more information about how you can volunteer contact Volunteer Coordinator, Brooke Summers by phone at (810) 396-0210 or call/text at (810) 869-6987 or by email at bsummers@fbem.us.

The Impact of Volunteers

Volunteer experiences are available at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan year-round, Monday-Saturday. We accommodate everyone ranging from individuals to large groups from businesses and community organizations interested in giving back to the community. Each year, nearly 7,000 people volunteer at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. In just one hour, a single volunteer sorts enough food to feed 355 people!

Our Handbook

Volunteers must be 12 or older; those under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Closed-toed shoes are required and sneakers or boots are recommend. No slip-on or open-toed shoes are permitted in the warehouse. Clothing should fit comfortably, allowing volunteers to move freely. Tank tops, mid-driff baring shirts, and low-cut tops are not permitted. Temperature in the warehouse varies, so layers are recommended. For more information, view our volunteer handbook below.

View Handbook

Hunger Solution Center Location

Community/Parking Entrance:
1939 Howard Avenue; Flint MI  48503

Mailing/Shipping Address:
2300 Lapeer Road; Flint, MI  48503