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Day In The Life Of A Greater Lansing Food Bank Driver

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Drivers and volunteers from the Greater Lansing Food Bank stay busy, picking up and delivering donated food from businesses in the community, starting at 7a.m. for six days a week.

During each trip, the food bank brings back more than 3,000 pounds of food. Each driver averages two to six stops per day at local grocery stores. Places such as Meijer, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club doante food that's damaged or about to expire.

Then they send the food to shelters, mobile food pantries and churches in the mid-Michigan area.

"It is a very rewarding job. It really is. I could go some place else and make a lot more money, but it's not always about the money. It's about the reward at the end of the day," said Joseph Hubbard, Driver, Greater Lansing Food Bank.

The donation make up 61 percent of its stock, another 20 percent comes from the USDA and the rest the food bank purchases.

If you would like to donate, you can call (517) 853-7800 or follow this link: http://bit.ly/1aVOwUo

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