CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

Are you looking for a positive team-building experience that contributes to the wellbeing of your community? Your group will find great volunteer opportunities at Eden Food for Change!

We have three onsite opportunities available year round, and an additional opportunity available during the holiday season. You can also run a fresh food drive in the community!

Most opportunities require either a food or monetary donation and take place at our Unity Drive location (one street south of the 403, off of Winston Churchill Blvd.) Please view the group opportunity descriptions below. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact the volunteer coordinator at janet@edenffc.org.

GROUP COOKING CLASS

GROUP SIZE : 6-24 People
DONATION : $50 per participant, minimum total donation of $500
TIME :    Hours
WHEN : September to June, closed in July and August

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS:

You will participate in a fantastic team building experience with our professional Chef, Peter Costello (also a professional chef trainer). Under Chef Peter’s guidance, you will prepare healthy food for our food bank members while learning some professional kitchen skills. Groups are often able to produce up to 500 portions of homemade food to be distributed to local low income families in our community.  You will also receive a tour of our facility, and learn about all that we do to fight hunger in western Mississauga.

RUN A FRESH
FOOD DRIVE

GROUP SIZE : Your choice (minimum 10 people)
TIME : 4-8 hours
WHEN : You decide (in consultation with us)

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS:

Select a few possible dates and contact food bank manager Lindsay Hunting at  lindsay@edenffc.org to see if the dates are available for our truck. Then you will contact a local grocery store to see if they will allow you to stand at their entrances and ask people to donate fresh food. You will let them know that our refrigerated truck will be parked in front of the store to collect the fresh items.

Essentially, you will have people hand out flyers to customers requesting donations of fresh food: milk, meat, cheese, eggs, yogurt, milk alternatives, butter etc. Other members of your group will collect any donations that are given as customers exit the store and take them to the volunteer(s) that are with the truck who are sorting items into the proper bins.

HOLIDAY FOOD SORTING

GROUP SIZE : 3 to 12 people
DONATION : $20/participant, minimum total donation/$100
TIME : 3 Hours
WHEN : early October to mid-January

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS:

Your group will sort through the large numbers of food donations that we receive at this time of year. Essentially you will be checking best before dates and sorting food into similar groups for easy access for our food bank members.

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EFFC has a 4-star charity rating from Charity Intelligence.