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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Your group will arrive at 9 AM on a Friday morning and will help us prepare our Fresh Produce Boxes. This will involve distributing fruits and vegetables into the boxes for people who have ordered them by the day before. After, you will receive a tour of our food bank and learn more about our work and hunger in western Mississauga.
If you do come out, make sure you order a box for yourself.
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.
Select a few possible dates and contact food bank manager Lindsay Hunting at email@example.com 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.