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Group Volunteering

From Monday to Friday, we welcome corporate and volunteer groups for activities ranging from food prep in the kitchen to packing produce orders headed to Student Nutrition programs. If it’s nice out, you might even get to churn some compost. Your team enjoys a fun, meaningful experience while we get core programs running.

We’re delighted to receive your help and love sharing our facility through tours before your volunteer duties. This often takes staff time to organize and facilitate so we ask that you consider donating when you visit FoodShare. Suggested donation per person:

Experience Non Profit/Community Group Institution Corporate
Volunteering $0-5 $5-10 $10-20
Tour $0-5 $5-10 $10-20
Volunteering plus tour $0-10 $10-15 $15-30

Tax receipts can be issued upon request for donations of $20 and over to individuals and to organizations who donate by cheque or credit card. We cannot issue tax receipts for collected group donations.

Volunteer Possibilities

Year Round

Packing Good Food Box
Help us pack the Good Food Box in a produce assembly line and also help prepare for the Wellness Box by cutting and packaging produce in our kitchen. These boxes get distributed across the city.
Max 10 people
Tuesdays, 10am to 1230pm  (end time varies depending on how many orders we receive)

Fall/Winter/Spring (Labour Day until May 31)

Kitchen Worker Bees
Assist with food preparation and various projects such as jams, chutneys, cookies, catering orders, fruit trays, biscotti, etc. Also help us with Power Soups for the underhoused (Wed and Thurs). Food allergy warning: our kitchen handles nuts.
Max 4 people
Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 3pm

Super School Packers
Help us fill produce orders for schools by gathering all ordered items and placing them on pallets. These orders are for breakfast, lunch and snack programs at the schools.
Max 10 people
Fridays, 11:30am to 5:00pm  (end time varies depending on how many orders we receive)

Summer (June 1 until Labour Day)

Packing for Good Food Box and/or Markets
Help us prepare for various projects by packing produce into smaller portions.
Max 5 people
Mondays and Wednesdays, 11am to 3pm  (end time varies depending on how many orders we receive)

Food allergy warning: our kitchen handles nuts and other common allergens.

FoodShare is a scent free environment. Please refrain from using, wearing and bringing scented products and materials when visiting FoodShare.

Gardening at one of our School Grown gardens!  Between Aug 15 & Nov 30

Help us harvest our fresh produce and weed and water the garden. Gloves and tools provided. Dress for the outdoors, bring your sunblock and your hat and rain gear if necessary. We garden rain or shine! Lunch is not provided.

Max 10 people
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9am-330pm (or timeslots in between these hours)
Location: Bendale Business and Technical Institute at Midland & Lawrence