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

Walk through the doors of the Community Food Club and you will finds a grocery store stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, milk, cheese, meat and dry goods. Members complete their shopping trip at the checkout lane and receive a receipt that shows the order total and the remaining point balance.

Member households pay $11-$15 for a 30 day membership and are given an allotment of points based on their household size. Point values are assigned to each food item at the Community Food Club and members select the foods that best meet their families needs. Members may shop as often as they wish, up to once per day, until all of their points are used. Dignity and choice are the hallmarks of the Community Food Club model.

What differentiates the Community Food Club from a traditional grocery store? The price! Fruits and vegetables are the lowest priced items in the store while processed foods and snacks are the among the highest. This model helps increase food security in general; providing our members access to fresh produce and other healthy foods.

  • 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.

Administrator 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.