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Volunteer

Help us help families in need.  Currently, there are volunteer opportunities available in our gardens, in our pantry, and on our shopping shifts.

All volunteers must attend an orientation.  Orientations take place twice each month, on the second Tuesday of the month and the fourth Monday at 6:30pm.

If you are interested in volunteering or registering for an orientation, call Brandon at 339-5887 x.201 or email him at volunteer@mhcfoodpantry.org.

 

Pantry Volunteer

Description: Assist with unloading the delivery truck, stocking, running the store, assisting clients, closing and closing tasks. Lifting required, preferably a minimum of 25 pounds.

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week, every week

Days and Times: There are pantry shifts open Monday-Friday.

Families are welcome to volunteer together as a group.

 

Food Bank Shopping Volunteer

Description: Assist with selecting the food from the Hoosier Hills Food Bank that MHC provides to patrons. Load food onto our truck, caravan to MHC and unload the truck.  This position requires heavy lifting, preferably a minimum of 50 pounds.

Time Commitment: 2 – 3 hours per week, every week

Days and Times: Mondays 11am-1pm, and Wednesdays, 11am-1pm,

 

Garden Volunteer

Garden Volunteers

Description: Various garden tasks according to season, from prepping garden beds, planting, seed starting to weeding, mulching, harvesting and delivering produce to the Cupboard (1100 W. Allen St.). Volunteers welcome any of the shifts listed on our Community Garden page, come once or join us the whole season! Kids under 12 are welcome with adult supervision.

Time Commitment: From one to two hours once per week (or more if you are fanatics like us!)

Days and Times: See our Community Garden page for garden work dates and times.

 

Nutrition Education Volunteer

Description: Organize sample table during pantry hours, help promote nutrition workshops and seminars, research and compile nutritional handout and recipes, organize pantry library, or share your expert knowledge with our clients through your own class.

Time Commitment: 1-5 hours per week, according to volunteers’ schedules

Days and Times: During pantry hours for some activities, other activities according to volunteers schedules.

  • Quick Fact

    135,252

    is the number of bags of groceries MHC distributed in 2013