Day of Service
Day of Service
Students and professionals came together throughout Michigan to support the Day of Service events sponsored by Great Lakes IFT. Pictured are volunteers at Feeding America Grand Rapids who packaged food donated by Spartan stores on Sept. 26th.
Each event was coordinated by a GLSIFT member in that area of the state. Service events were held at Food Banks in Detroit, Fremont, Traverse City, Grand Rapids & Battle Creek.
Vasiana Tomco from Wayne State coordinated the Detroit event on Sept. 17 at the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Volunteers were given lists of food products that they located and then weighed and packaged for distribution.
In Grand Rapids, Liz Margosian coordinated the Service event where IFT members repackaged produce that had been donated such as lettuce, apples from the orchards, and potatoes. Others took inventory of canned and boxed foods and worked in the pantry — tallying up and packaging food orders for distribution to families in need.
In Traverse City, Heidi Farkas set up the event for volunteers on Sept. 23rd to work at the Benzie Area Christian Neighbors.
In Fremont, Andrea Gerstle set up an event at True North Community Center on Sept. 25th where volunteers assisted with the monthly distribution of food to over 100 families in western Michigan.
The event in Battle Creek was coordinated by Kiery Wilson on September 17 at the Food Bank of South Central Michigan.
In all, 71 volunteer hours were donated by students and professionals from GLS-IFT. As a token of thanks, all volunteers were given a tote bag with the Great Lakes Section logo!