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

    All pantry and shopping volunteers must attend an orientation.  Orientations take place twice each month, and upcoming orientations can be found on our calendar.

    If you are interested in volunteering or registering for an orientation, call Hannah at 339-5887 x201 or email her 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: Come help us grow food for the food pantry while learning how to garden organically!  Tasks vary according to season, from prepping garden beds, to planting, composting, weeding, mulching, or harvesting. Volunteers are welcome to drop in to any of the work dates 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.

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