SUPPORT THE HOLT COMMUNITY FOOD BANK on Sunday, March 26th at 2pm in the Holt High School Auditorium as HCFB & Modern Woodmen Financial present the MSU SCIENCE THEATRE!  MSU’s Science Theatre, a nationally acclaimed student-run organization developed by students from differenct disciplines, performs & demonstrates basic scientific concepts & inspire appreciation for the world of science. Bring your families & friends to Holt High School, use the east entrance of the school, located at 5885 Holt Road! This special event is a fund raiser to benefit the repairs & maintenance needed at the HCFB Warehouse.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for ONLY $5.00 EACH!  All proceeds going to the Holt Community Food Bank.  Support the HCFB & entertain the family on Sunday afternoon, March 26th. For more information please call (517) 694-9307      

 

2017 USDA Commodity Box Packing:  Everyone can help!

SATURDAY APRIL 29, 2017:  At 4615 Tranter Street, this is 3 streets east of Pennsylvania off Jolly Road in South Lansing, from 9:30am to  2pm. Help in assembly lines packing food for future distributions. Wear comfortable clothing (according to the weather) and sturdy shoes (no sandals or flip flops).  EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Families with children 7 years old or older can join in to help. Contact HCFB at 517-694-9307 for more information.

USDA PACKING DATES:     JULY 29TH & OCTOBER 28, 2017.

 

Other 2017 Volunteer Opportunities:

April 15, 2017 – Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Holt 1st Presbyterian Church in Fellowship Hall beginning 11:30am, lunch served at noon and finishing up around 2pm.  All Volunteers of the Holt Community Food Bank and HCFB Board members are invited to enjoy a delicious meal and a chance to get to know the other volunteers.

May 13, 2017 – Annual Postal Workers Food Drive at HCFB Warehouse for receiving & sorting donations at 1465 N. Cedar at Edgar Road from 10a.m. until around 5p.m. BBQ lunch & water will be made available (hot dogs & hamburgers on the grill) and you are invited to bring a dish to share as well. Postal Drivers from the Holt Post Office will be picking up community donations on their routes and returning donations to the warehouse.  Wear appropriate clothing for the weather that day!

Home Gardeners:  Plan your 2017 gardens with an extra row or two to donate to the Holt Community Food Bank! Fresh Produce is always the best!

Holiday Distribution Dates (tentative) – Thanksgiving – Saturday, November 18 & Christmas – Saturday, December 16, 2017 – Details to follow.

 

You can support the Holt Community Food Bank in many ways.  If you or your group is interested in volunteering or project work, please call (517) 694-9307.  This is how together we can MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY!  Thank you to all of our supporters & volunteers who makes this all possible year round to keep Holt healthy & strong!

 

ALWAYS NEEDED ITEMS to help stock HCFB shelves:  Flour, white & brown sugar, salt & pepper, spaghetti noodles, canned peas, carrots, beets or assorted vegetables (except for green beans & corn), sauerkraut, sloppy joe mix, cold cereals (always in demand), hamburger, chicken or tuna helper meals, canned vegetable soups, canned pineapple slices or crushed, refried beans, taco shells… as well as FRESH PRODUCE from your gardens too. Also needed are personal needs, such as toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, baby wipes and diapers. Or call to see what our current needs might be. Donations can be dropped off during distribution hours or call to make other arrangements on Mondays & Wednesdays 9am to 12pm.

Contact HCFB for more information at 517-694-9307.

Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed!

The Holt Community Food Bank serves an average 150+ families each month. It’s a big job—and it’s all done by volunteers.

Volunteers are needed year-round! Whether you can give a little time or a lot, there are many ways you can help, including:

  • picking up food
  • sorting food
  • distributing food
  • delivering to shut-ins
  • stocking shelves
  • loading and unloading trucks
  • holiday distributions
  • working at fundraising events
  • and much more!

To volunteer, contact:

Holt Community Food Bank
Phone/fax: 517-694-9307
2021 Aurelius Road
Holt, MI

Business hours:

Monday 9-11 a.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5-7 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few specific volunteer needs coming up soon. But remember, if you want to give your time—any time—we’ll find an opportunity that fits!

Hold a food drive

Holding a food drive is a great way for a group or organization to help. From grade school students to businesses to church groups, our partners in the community have helped keep our shelves stocked to feed our neighbors in need.

Because specific food needs vary throughout the year, please contact us for guidelines on holding a food drive and what items are most needed at that time.

Grow-a-Row

We strive to provide our client families with a variety of healthy food. Fresh produce is always needed and appreciated.

If you are a gardener, consider “growing a row” (or more!) to donate to the food bank. Or, if your garden simply has more bounty than you can use, we will gladly accept your donation of fresh produce.

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