Concession volunteers


Van Andel Arena provides a variety of food and beverage options. Concession classics such as popcorn, hotdogs, nachos and pretzels are offered along with the Grill, Pizza, and a range of specialty vendors such as Branns, Ucellos, and SnoCones. Concession Stands: All Stands provide nachos, hotdogs, pretzels, Pepsi Products, an assortment of domestic beers, and other concession favorites.

Fundraising Opportunity for Non-Profit Groups!

SMG Food and Beverage, exclusive food service providers at Van Andel Arena desires to use local, non-profit, service groups to staff the concessions areas at the facility. This opportunity serves as an alternative to traditional fund raising while developing teamwork in an exciting atmosphere.

Here's How It Works...

Groups provide members to staff concession stands operated by SMG Food Services at Van Andel Arena during games and other events. In exchange, your service group receives a percentage (10%) of the net sales less taxes.

The responsibilities of the Group members include but are not limited to: customer service functions, alcohol service, stand set-up, and clean up at the end of each event.Participants in the concession stands must be at least 18 in order to serve alcohol and handle cash.Your group MUST be deemed by the IRS to be a non-profit organization. This status must be backed up by proper documentation (501-C) status forms. Commissions are based on the sales generated.

Starting the Process...

Contact our Concessions Manager, Kim Hallifax (616) 742-6228 or email her at, and request an information packet.Talk to your organization and confirm the number of interested participants for volunteering. (Suggested number of people 8-20)Obtain a copy of your 501-C document and return it to our Food & Beverage Department along with a completed contract, and handbook.Attend non-profit and TIPS training.