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.
Your group will begin by touring our food bank and warehouse while learning about hunger in western Mississauga. After, you will learn from our professional Chef, Peter Costello (also a professional chef trainer). Under Chef Peter’s guidance, you will prepare healthy food for our food bank clients while learning some professional kitchen skills. The food will be prepared, portioned and packaged for distribution. Often, groups are able to produce anywhere from 200-400 portions of servings to be distributed.
Select a few possible dates and contact 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, yoghurt, 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.
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.