Bring your team of up to 12 people and provide them with a unique team-building opportunity while supporting neighbours facing food insecurity.

About the opportunity

*Now booking for July and August 2024!*

Rally your co-workers together and join us for a tour, learn more about Food Banks Mississauga and our programs, the urgent need our neighbours continue to face, and the leadership role we play in our network.

Please note that a minimum donation of $1,000 per shift is required to participate in our Corporate Volunteering Program.

Your contribution will support us and our network of 65+ agency members who serve over 35,000 food bank users every year. Thank you for your generosity and willingness to make a difference.

Shifts are subject to cancellation due to availability of food donations to sort.

Responsibilities

  • Sort food donations according to best before dates, package integrity, and food type to prepare them to be distributed to neighbours through our network, and inspect and package food donations to ensure they meet health and safety requirements.

  • Build, pack, label, scan, and stack food boxes, and recycle packaging materials, bale cardboard, etc.

  • Clean up the food sorting area with fellow volunteers at the end of the shift.

Qualifications

Able to manually lift 20-40 lbs.
Able to stand for 2-4 hours.
Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes such as boots or running shoes.
Important Consideration: For those with food allergies, please be advised you will be potentially exposed to all types of food.

Time Commitment

One 3 hour shift

Available Shifts (July & August 2024)

Monday 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location

Food Banks Mississauga, 4544 Eastgate Pkwy, Mississauga ON, L4W 3W6
Volunteers in warehouse standing near full shelves of food

Start the application process today! We look forward to welcoming your team.

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Complete and submit the application form below.

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Our Development Coordinator will contact you to discuss details, availability and next steps for the volunteer shift.

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Once your shift is confirmed, our Volunteer Programs Specialist will provide further information to help you and your team get ready for your volunteer shift!

Shifts are subject to cancellation due to availability of food donations to sort.

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