Meat canner

Every year MCC's mobile meat canner travels across the U.S., and dedicated volunteers prepare cans of turkey, beef, chicken and pork to be sent around the world. Over 30,000 people a year volunteer to fill, weigh, wash and label every can.

Volunteers weigh and adjust weight of meat cans

Meat canning stories

Last year, we shipped 574,560 lb of canned meat to countries like Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Malawi, South Sudan, Ukraine, Zambia, and the U.S., including Puerto Rico. Meet the people behind this amazing work, and hear their stories.

We would love your help!

We’re always looking for new volunteers to join our team. Not only will you help people in need, you’ll build skills — and your resume — serve with a purpose, learn about yourself and develop friendships.

Want to learn more about our meat canning opportunities? Interested in applying to be a canner operator? Fill out the contact form below and a member of our team will get in touch with you shortly. 

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