I started at the Greater Lansing Food Bank part-time at first and they offered me a full-time position a handful of months later, dually with the Garden Project. On the GLFB side of things, I verify numbers for our voucher program, handle checks and donations, data entry, mailings, as well as other more general office duties such as answering phones, filing, etc. The Garden Project side of things is becoming more and more active right now as the weather is starting to finally come around. I organize/record the garden registrations that come in for those that would like to be involved in a community garden or home gardening, maintain ongoing correspondence with our gardeners as is fit, mailings, some website management and other more general office duties. I am also going to get a chance to organize some fun events for our staff members!
I chose GLFB/ the Garden Project because of the greatness of the work; having lived in Lansing my whole life I have seen the struggles that we all may face through the hardships in this awesome city. I loved the idea of being able to grow my own food, and learning this life-long lesson along with our community. The GLFB is not just a resource for food for those that need it; it is also an incubator of great people, ideas, and drive. I had to join! As a recent college graduate, I was ecstatic to find something in my field, in the location I wanted, working with people I enjoy being around. In a city as progressive as Lansing, I felt I needed to get involved and be a part of the movement!
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