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The most important Food at First ingredient is YOU, the volunteer !


There are multiple ways to volunteer your time. FAF appreciates every minute !

  1. Volunteer at any Food at First Meal (served daily), Free Market (Mon, Thur, or Sat) or special events: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Sweet Corn day (late summer) or the Pass Along Party (before Christmas). Groups please check the calendar to see what groups are currently helping host a meal.  Contact Patty Yoder patty@foodatfirst.com if you would like to schedule a volunteer group.
  2. Glean food from area grocery stores, ISU, restaurants, etc. on a recurring basis, usually weekly.  40 to 50 gleaning opportunities a week.  These are filled with volunteers who make a long term commitment on a recurring weekly basis.

For more information on gleaning, email Patty Yoder (patty@foodatfirst.com)  There will be gleaning opportunities in the near future.

If you would like to “ride along” one time to see if it’s something you’d like to do, just email patty@foodatfirst.com, or, if you’re ready to dive right in, click over to our online signup form and you’ll see what is still available!