Get hands-on experience tackling food insecurity in Mississauga and play a key role in providing healthy and appropriate food to neighbours in need.

About the role

Sort food to prepare for its distribution to neighbours in need through Food Banks Mississauga’s network of 60+ agency members across the city. Build valuable experience and skills while making a difference in your community. Leadership opportunities are available!


  • 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.


Children who want to volunteer must be at least 9 years old and be accompanied by an adult. Any youth volunteers 14 years of age and older are able to volunteer independently if they choose.
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

Minimum of 3 hours per shift


Flexible commitment


Food Banks Mississauga, 4544 Eastgate Pkwy, Mississauga ON, L4W 3W6.

Start the application process today! We look forward to welcoming you to our volunteer team.


If you haven’t volunteered with us before, you will need to create an account on My Impact.

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Once you have received a welcome email from a member of our team, find a shift that works with your schedule and follow the prompts to sign up.


If you are confirmed for the shift, our Volunteer Programs Specialist will provide details about your upcoming shift.

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

We are a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, regardless of any aspect of identity.

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