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Food Assistance Hours

Monday-Thursday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday Evening 5:00pm-7:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Donation & Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Donation Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Ali Thornton,

Programs Manager

I am extremely excited to join the food bank as the Programs Manager. My role is to support our amazing staff and to develop, oversee, and assess our customer-facing programs. I’ve lived and worked in our community for over 10 years and I’m deeply committed to creating an equitable and accessible local food system that benefits everyone! I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees at MSU and have a background in agroecology, education, food systems, and community engagement.

Outside of work, I enjoy lounging in the sunshine with my two dogs, gardening, birdwatching, cooking, traveling, and obsessing over dragons and magic systems. Come find me if you have a good book, manga, or poetry recommendation!