Food Club Greeter
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Community Food Club

Food Club Greeter

You’ll be the first friendly face people see when they arrive to shop at the Food Club. You’ll check their ID and confirm their membership using a very basic computer system, and let them know how many points they have remaining for the month. You may do some basic repackaging of food at the desk between member arrivals.

Show me how to get started
flexible two-hour shifts; as you're available; no commitment needed; one-hour lunchtime shifts also available
16+; volunteers younger than 18 must have a legal guardian sign a liability waiver
Southeast Side
Community Food Club
1100 S Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 1100 S Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Is This the Right Fit for Me?

You love to say “Hello!” with a smile and are not too shy to remind members to check-in before they start shopping. You’re comfortable navigating a computer system and answering any basic questions about a member’s account. You don’t mind keeping yourself busy with any side projects nearby, such as refilling the produce stands or organizing an endcap.

About Community Food Club

The Community Food Club of Greater Grand Rapids is an innovative and dignified approach to food security that is rooted in consumer choice, member participation and access to healthy foods. It is a membership-based, grocery store environment in which Members access various educational sessions relating to food and health, and shop with points determined by household size. The Food Club offers an opportunity and a place for low and moderate income households to increase their food security and to improve their healthy eating by accessing nutritious food on a consistent basis. It allows member households to experience increased self-reliance and respect. They belong to the Food Club and they choose whether and when to participate.

  • Community Food Club juice bottles
  • Community Food Club Cans On Shelf

What Others are Saying

“I'm passionate about healthy food security, and it's easy to volunteer at the Food Club. A highlight for me is listening to people's stories. It's been a challenge to learn another computer system to check people in and out, but families are very patient with my computer and visual struggles and are very willing to give solutions and suggestions. Staff is always available to help me learn. It really is a delightful environment.”


Contact the Organization

If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Community Food Club directly.

Kendra Valkema Program Manager 616-288-5550

What to Expect

Reach out to Kendra to let her know you're interested. She'll send you some basic paperwork to submit, then she'll invite you to an upcoming one-hour orientation for new volunteers. Once you've completed orientation, you'll be able to sign up for future volunteer roles and shifts that work best for you using an easy online sign-up tool.