Volunteer Policies and Agreements
Manna Food Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to help feed the hungry in Northern Michigan. Manna operates a food rescue program, a food distribution center (food bank), a weekly food pantry, and the “Food 4 Kids” backpack program. Manna works with over 50 partner food pantries, community kitchens, and human service agencies to provide supplemental food to over 42,000 households each year. Manna is a partner organization of the national Feeding America food bank network and operates in Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet counties, with our main facility located in Harbor Springs.
- RESPECT. Manna Food Project’s staff and volunteers will treat everyone with dignity and respect, regardless of differences in backgrounds or beliefs.
- EMPATHY. We start with compassion to understand the feelings, experiences, and needs of people facing hunger.
- COMMUNITY. We collaborate and build strong relationships based on trust to advance our vision.
- INTEGRITY. We act with honesty, transparency, and accountability, and uphold our commitments through the efficient, responsible, and thoughtful use of resources.
Code of Ethics
Every volunteer of Manna represents the organization to the public and is therefore asked to demonstrate behavior consistent with Manna’s values. Every volunteer must show respect for all, regardless of religious denomination, background, or beliefs. The continued success of Manna is dependent upon the community’s trust and confidence in its practices, assurance of its assertive compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and its careful attention to financial controls and accountability. To that end, volunteers are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, modeling honest and legal behavior. Any illegal, dishonest, or unethical conduct may result in termination of volunteer service with Manna.
Please read, print, and sign the document below. Once your application is accepted and the Volunteer Coordinator has contacted you, bring this document with you to your orientation.
By submitting your application, you are agreeing to abide by all terms as specified in the Volunteer Agreement, Photo Release, and Promise Not to Sue and Release.