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Food Finders Food Bank is looking for summer volunteers

Food Finders Food Bank is asking for help this summer at their food pantry.

Posted: Jun 9, 2019 5:08 PM
Updated: Jun 10, 2019 9:23 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—During the summer Food Finders serve more than 300 clients a day.

Chief Philanthropy Officer Kier Crites said the amount of volunteers decreases drastically by the second week of May.

They are looking for at least 60 volunteers for all of their projects, but especially with the food pantry.

Volunteers Mary and Mike Anderson said it's a great opportunity to help the community and give back.

"Helping others, that's what we're put on this earth to do and this is a good way that you can make a real difference in peoples lives," said Mary. "It's also very important over the Summer when a lot of the Purdue volunteers are gone that they need extra hands."

Crites said they need volunteers in all of their project areas, but especially in the food pantry.

Volunteer Mike Anderson said volunteers aren't just helping the community, they're also helping themselves. 

"I think it's a very positive experience too and it's very good to be able to see them and as a volunteer see that they're just normal people," said Mike. 

Kids 16 and older are allowed to volunteer without a parent. Kids between the ages 13 and 16 need to be with a parent in order to volunteer at the food pantry. 

There are exceptions for age depending on the project. 

To learn more about Food Finders' other projects and how you can sign up click here. 

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