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7 Ways You Can Fight Hunger Today

There are many ways to help fight hunger in your own community.

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Donate Time

Donate Time

The Food Bank is always in need of volunteers. We have opportunities for long-term volunteers, many of whom are retired and come to the Food Bank to give back, while staying busy. We also have opportunities for individuals and groups who would like to come in during regular business hours to spend some time at the Food Bank sorting produce, labeling cans or processing cereal donations. We also have regular scheduled volunteer opportunities. On the third Saturday of the month, we hold Family Matters Day, when groups and individuals can volunteers at the Food Bank from 9 a.m. to Noon. We also have Food Bank Friday, which happens on the first Friday of the month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Corporate groups are also welcome to use our Community Room for a meeting or luncheon before or after a scheduled volunteer time. If you are interested in volunteering at the Food Bank, we have something just for you. Call us at 269-441-4438 or email our Volunteer Manager Niaomi Curtis at ncurtis@foodbankofscm.org to schedule your next opportunity.

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Donate Funds

Donate Funds

For every $1 donated to the Food Bank, we can provide 6 meals! You can drop off your donation at the Food Bank, located at 5451 Wayne Road in the Fort Custer Industrial Park in Battle Creek, MI, mail it to PO Box 408, Battle Creek, MI 49016-0408 or make an easy and secure online donation at www.foodbankofscm.org.

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Donate Food

Donate Food

If you are interest in hosting a food drive, we make it easy! Visit our website at www.foodbankofscm.org to find helpful how-to's and most-needed items.

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Donate Your Voice

Donate Your Voice

Add your voice to the army of advocates that are fighting to make sure that our legislators know that nutrition programs are a priority, both in the State of Michigan and in Washington. The Food Bank puts out periodic Advocacy Alerts calling our supporters to action when legislation that effects nutrition program funding and the clients we serve. Please join us in making sure that everyone's voice is heard. In the fight against hunger, our best weapon is YOU! Visit www.foodbankofscm.org, www.feedingamerica.org and become a fan of our Facebook page to keep up-to-date on hunger-related legislation.

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Get Social

Get Social

Find us on Facebook & Twitter. Pinterest more your thing? We're there to. We also have a YouTube channel. Visit www.foodbankofscm.org for links to all the ways the Food Bank stays connected to you!

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Become A Food Bank Fundraiser

Become A Food Bank Fundraiser

You know we can provide 6 meals with $1, now tell your friends. Now you have the option of peer-to-peer fundraising for the Food Bank. You can create your own fundraising page and tell your friends why you believe in the Food Bank and what we do. Visit https://donate.foodbankofscm.org/campaign/website-peer-to-peer/c109706 to get started.

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Become A Monthly Donor

Become A Monthly Donor

When you sign up to be a monthly donor at www.foodbankofscm.org, you ensure that the Food Bank has a steady supply of income throughout the year. People tend to think about hunger during the holidays and make donations at the end of the year; but hunger happens every day and becoming a sustaining donor helps the Food Bank be ready to help when those needs arise - be it during the summer months when childhood hunger is prevalent or in the fall when the bounty of produce is available and the Food Bank needs funding to get it where it needs to go. It's easy to sign up and just $10 a month can provide 2,250 lbs. of fresh produce in a year. 720 meals for a senior who has to decide between food and medicine. An After School Pack for a hungry child for 32 weeks. It's incredible what we can do when we all give a little. We can do a lot.