WE ARE OPEN. As the COVID-19 situation continues, we are committed to serving the families and individuals facing hunger in our community.

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 two opportunities available year round, and an additional opportunity available during the holiday season. 

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 shanzey@edenffc.org.

GROUP COOKING CLASS

GROUP SIZE : 12-15 People
DONATION : Minimum total donation of $500 for groups of 10 or less, $50 per each additional person
TIME :    Hours
WHEN : Mondays through Thursdays, 1-4pm

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 Eden Food for Change programs while learning some professional kitchen skills. Groups are often able to produce up to 500 portions of homemade food, and can have their logo included on the packaging if they wish.  You will also receive a tour of our facility, and learn about all that we do to fight hunger in western Mississauga.

For inquiries, please contact Shanzey Ahmed at shanzey@edenffc.org 

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 Deb at deb@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 : 2-10 people
DONATION : Minimum total donation of $100 for groups of 5 or less, $20 for each additional participant
TIME : 3 Hours
WHEN : early October to mid-January; Tuesday (1 pm to 4 pm), or Wednesday (9 am to 12 noon)

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS:

Your group will participate in various activities in the food bank dependant on need. These activities may include sorting food based on best before dates, portioning, serving etc. There may be some lifting involved, approximately 20lb.

For inquiries, please contact Shanzey Ahmed at shanzey@edenffc.org 

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