WE ARE OPEN. As the COVID-19 situation continues, we are committed to serving the families and individuals facing hunger in our community.
Thank you for your interest in supporting Eden Food for Change and thinking of us for your volunteering opportunities. We would just like to let you know that your application will be placed on our wait list. Please understand that due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not running at capacity for volunteering and your wait time may be delayed. Thank you again!
Please click on the link that best applies to you, to view all of our volunteer opportunities, and to apply!
For information about Eden Food for Change's volunteer policies and procedures, click here.
Consider planning your own fundraiser or event to support Eden Food for Change. There are a variety of opportunities for you to engage your friends, family and the rest of your community with information about hunger in western Mississauga.
People have raised food and funds for Eden with their birthday parties, neighbourhood events and at their office. The best way to do this is to set a clear goal and let people know. Ask them to participate by bring food or giving a donation.
The birthday party with a twist.
Here’s how it works – Each child attending the party comes with three things: $5, some more money and non-perishable food items to be donated to our food bank. The $5 is given to the birthday boy/girl, who then gets to combine all the money and buy whatever they like. The other money and the food items are then donated to the food bank to help feed hungry families.
If you would like to host a $5 party, feel free to download and use one of these invitations:
Our 9 year old recently celebrated her birthday and hosted a $5 party. She was thrilled to be able to purchase a group gift from her $5 donations; she bought a new scooter! But even more than her new scooter, she was thrilled that she could actually make a difference for another local family in need. Visiting the food bank first hand has sparked something incredible in her heart. Our daughter has clearly realized that her influence has helped others in need. Last week we learned that another $5 food bank party is being planned by a girl who attended our daughter’s $5 party. The idea seems to have traction and is spreading.
Plan a group event with a community impact, by hosting a fundraising event or even a fresh food drive. See below for some of our most popular option. For more information, please email our Community Engagement Coordinator Christina Philips.
Most food drives consist of non-perishable food items. When collecting, please check best before dates and only donate food that you would eat yourself. Have a collection box that is clearly marked so people know where to drop off their donations. Eden does collect donations of fresh produce, but please remember that this can only be done if collection and drop-off are done in a timely manner to maintain freshness. If you plan to collect more than 300 lbs you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-arrange for a pick-up. If you are collecting less than 300 lbs you can drop off your donations at our warehouse at:Unity Location
Eden Food for Change accepts cash, cheque, and credit card (VISA & MasterCard) donations. Charitable donation receipts can be issued for donations of $10 or more provided that a donation form is included; donation forms (please request one) must be completed in full for cash and credit card donations. NOTE: Cheques do not require a donation card if complete and current address information is printed on the cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Eden Food for Change.
Funds: If not included with your food donations, financial contributions should be mailed or dropped off to:Unity Location
Your group or organization can issue a cheque to cover donations (include donor names and donation amounts to ensure tax receipt accuracy). Keep a record of your financial donations and be sure to include them.