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Welcome to Kalkaska Kair!

Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources (KAIR) is an all faiths, community based volunteer organization that provides practical assistance to the qualified elderly, frail, disabled, isolated and needy of Kalkaska County.

Please Note: KAIR food pantry services are curbside Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am to 3pm due to COVID-19 regulations. If you are in need of food pantry services, please call 231-258-0060 Ext. 4. We request you come to the food pantry lobby to pick up your food.

Located Downtown Kalkaska, 324 S. Cedar St., across from the Trout Fountain

Serving a Need, in Our Community

Announcements

KAIR is in need of 4 people willing to help bring in, sort, and stock donations every week. The position requires 2 people on Mondays from 8 am to approximately 1 pm as well as 2 people on Thursdays from 8 am to approximately 1 pm. Anyone interested in this position must be able to lift 50 pounds consecutively and be able to bend repetitively. (Total volunteer hours per person is one 5 hour shift)

KAIR is in need of 2 people willing to help unload food trucks. Trucks come on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Someone interested in this position must be able to lift 40 to 50 pounds consecutively as well as lift, twist, and bend multiple times.

Tuesday shift: 10:30 am to 1 pm (total volunteer hours per person 2 hours and 15 minutes approximately)

Thursday shift: 11am to 1:30 pm (total volunteer hours 2 1/2 hours approximately)

**Anyone interested in unloading food trucks must have patience as we do not have a set time that Food Rescue delivers food. Hours may vary depending on trucks coming in on either day.

KAIR is also in need of 2 people willing to volunteer in our food pantry. We need a person on Mondays and another person for Thursdays willing to work from 10am to 3 pm. This position requires bending, twisting, stocking, marking food, and sorting food. (total volunteer hours per person once per week 5 hours)

Lastly, KAIR is in need of 3 volunteers that are able to work at the community meal site. We need one individual able to help set up the sinks, food bar, rolls, desserts, etc. and assist the cook with various things. The shift is from 8:30 am to 10:30 am (2 1/2 hours total). We are in need of someone to help serve food. This shift would be from 10:30 am to 1 pm (2 1/2 hours total). We are in need of someone who can help clean up. This includes doing dishes, sweeping, mopping floors, cleaning the entire restaurant, stocking for next day’s service. Shift is from 1pm to 2:30 pm (total shift 1 1/2 hours approximately)

If you are interested in any of the positions above please call Cathy at 231-258-0060 Ext 2 and leave a message. Calls will be returned as time allows.

Hours of Operation:

  • Resale Store: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10am to 4pm
  • Food Pantry: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10am to 3pm
  • Client Services: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10am to 2pm. Closed Wednesdays.
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