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Locally Founded. Locally Funded. Locally Focused.


Our volunteers are the heartbeat of The Foundation and the services we offer are provided with the help of approximately 100 volunteers each week.  They keep our incoming donations, guest intake process, pantry, clothing and household goods departments running day in and day out.

Weekly Opportunities*: 

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*Each of these opportunities are 4-hour-per-week commitments.

Upcoming Opportunities:

Back to School Shoes - August

Fall Food Drive - September

If you're interested in a special volunteer opportunity to serve our community, please reach out to our Volunteer Manager, Jen Ray, or call 231.221.4003! 

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We have regular weekly volunteer opportunities available, as well as one-time or occasional event opportunities. Contact Jen Ray, Volunteer Manager,, for more information!

Our guest services hours for pantry, financial assistance, and clothing and household goods are : Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am - 2pm and Wednesday 10am-7pm
Our building is open for in person services.  Drive up pantry services and personal shopper services are still available.  Please call  231.947.2055 once you have arrived at The Foundation for these services.   

The Father Fred Foundation
826 Hastings
Traverse City, MI 49686
Ph: (231) 947-2055
Fax: (231) 947-1818