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Daily Bread is Seeking Volunteers!

Daily Bread is currently offering volunteer positions throughout our organization. We are looking for a Kitchen Prep Assistant as well as a Welcome Centre Greeter. Each of these positions play a very large role in our operation and help us continue to fight hunger all year round.


Kitchen Prep Assistant

Every week, the Daily Bread Food Bank kitchen prepares 3,000-4,000 meals that will be distributed either in-house or to those in need across the GTA. The Kitchen Prep Assistant serves as an integral part of the Kitchen team and will be assisting in the preparation of food for cooking and packing. To read more about the job description and how to apply please click the button below.

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Welcome Centre Greeter

The Welcome Centre Greeter works in a fast-paced environment to provide front-line support to the daily operations of the Daily Bread Food Bank. The Welcome Centre Greeter provides a welcoming and professional environment by greeting volunteers and visitors, providing information, record keeping, managing information, and maintaining security. To read more about the job description and how to apply please click the button below.

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If you have any questions or for more information please click here to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Individuals & Corporate Groups, Jeff Wong.


Date Added: October 31, 2016 | Filed under: Blog, News, Volunteer, Volunteer Opportunities — Tags: , , — Adam Paralovos @ 1:48 pm



Sign up for the Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts today!

UPDATE September 27 10:30 a.m.: The Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts are full.

Don’t worry – if you weren’t able to register for a spot but you were really hoping to help Daily Bread Food Bank, there are many other ways to support Daily Bread and the Thanksgiving Drive!


We are always looking for volunteers throughout the year. Please check out some volunteer opportunities here:

Volunteer Opportunities


You can make a monetary donation to the Thanksgiving Drive here:

Make Monetary Donation

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at your local fire hall. Help us reach our new $8 million annual goal.

Daily Bread’s warehouse is located at 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto ON
M8V 2E7. There is limited parking available. We are accessible by TTC (110 Islington South bus from Islington subway station; please check www.ttc.ca for schedules and more information).


Date Added: September 23, 2016 | Filed under: Blog, Fall Drive, News, Public Food Sorts, Thanksgiving Drive, Volunteer, Volunteer Opportunities — Tags: , , , , , — Adam Paralovos @ 10:38 am



Volunteer for Daily Bread!

Make an impact and help fight hunger in your community!

Daily Bread is currently offering volunteer positions throughout our organization. We are looking for receptionists as well as Fundraising Donor Clerks. Each of these positions play a very large role in our operation and help us continue to fight hunger all year round.


Receptionist

Receptionists serve as Daily Bread ambassadors and as an important resource for food bank clients. The Receptionist volunteers in a fast-paced environment to provide front-line support to the daily operations of Daily Bread Food Bank. This position serves visitors by greeting, welcoming and directing them appropriately, notifies staff of visitor arrivals and helps to maintain security and telecommunications systems. To read more about the job description and how to apply please click the button below.

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Fundraising Donor Clerk

As an integral part of the Fundraising and Development team, the Fundraising Donor Clerk will be responsible for the accurate entry of data in a high-paced environment to update donor records, and will provide customer service for donors. To read more about the job description and how to apply please click the button below.

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If you have any questions or for more information please click here to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Individuals & Corporate Groups, Jeff Wong.


Date Added: September 8, 2016 | Filed under: Blog, News, Volunteer, Volunteer Opportunities — Tags: , , , , , , — Adam Paralovos @ 11:36 am



Breakfast Television’s Christmas Tree Sale at Yorkdale

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Join us at Breakfast Television (BT Toronto)‘s Christmas Tree Sale at Yorkdale this Thursday, December 11th, 2014!

It’s an annual tradition in a brand new location. The BT Christmas Tree Sale is moving to Yorkdale Shopping Centre! Come join the Breakfast Television hosts as they sell Christmas trees in support of Daily Bread. Make a minimum donation of ten dollars and walk away with a Christmas tree. It’s your chance to get in the holiday spirit…and put food on the tables of families in need. The BT Christmas Tree sale starts at 5:30AM in the Southwest lot of Yorkdale Shopping Centre (near Joey’s).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We need people to help us load trees sold into customers vehicles. If you have your own vehicle and can commit to an early morning and some heavy lifting please email dayana@dailybread.ca or call 416-203-0050 x241.

Date: December 11th, 2014
Where: Southwest lot of Yorkdale Shopping Centre (near Joey’s).
Time: 4:50 am – 9:15 am. (be ready to help at 5 am)

Date Added: December 8, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, Events, Holiday Drive, News, Volunteer, Volunteer Opportunities — Jessica @ 2:17 pm



Volunteer for Daily Bread’s H2O Cheer Team

Help cheer on the runners during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 19th! We’re looking for some early risers to volunteer at one of the water stations along the course. Help keep Team Daily Bread and everyone else who will be putting on their runners and racing that day hydrated and happy!

What: Cheering on runners and providing water at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

When: October 19, 2014

Time: 6 a.m. – end time TBA (either 9:30 a.m. for 5k route or 3:30 p.m. for marathon/half marathon).

Where: Downtown Toronto (details will be provided later)

For more information or to sign up, please email sandra@dailybread.ca.


Date Added: September 3, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, News, Volunteer Opportunities — Tags: , , — Anderson @ 11:43 am



Community Night Sort on June 5!

Join us next Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and help sort food!

As part of the Corus Feeds Kids campaign, Q107, 102.1 the Edge and AM640 will be broadcasting live from Daily Bread’s warehouse. Come join the fun! There are limited spots available, and they will fill up fast! Families and community groups are welcome; children must be at least 8.
Advance registration is required! The shift is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 5. To register to volunteer, please contact learn@dailybread.ca.

The small but very important print – don’t forget to read!

• For health and safety reasons absolutely no children under the age of 8 are allowed in the warehouse. We are a working warehouse with forklifts and trucks and it is not safe for children under that age.
• Remember to wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and absolutely no open-toed shoes. No sandals, no peep toes…even when it’s warm outside, we have lots of things in the warehouse that can accidentally run over unsuspecting toes.
• Children and teenagers aged 8-17 must have a permission/waiver form signed by a parent or guardian and must bring the signed form with them on the day they are volunteering. Download, print and sign the form here (remember to bring it with you to your volunteer shift!)
• Volunteers aged 8-14 must also be accompanied by an adult alongside whom they will be volunteering throughout the shift.


Date Added: May 29, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, News, Volunteer Opportunities — Anderson @ 2:52 pm



Volunteers needed June 1

Daily Bread needs volunteers to help ‘deconstruct’ Canstruction sculptures on Sunday, June 1! Canstruction is a fantastic event where over 20 local architectural and design firms compete to see who can create the best structures built entirely of canned goods. After the week-long event, all food is donated to Daily Bread. Canstruction 2010

Tear down of structures:

  • Where? 77 King Street West
  • When? Sunday June 1st, 2014 from 9:30 a.m.  to approximately 5 p.m. (possibly till 7 p.m., if structures are elaborate).
  • Please note, the start time is strict. If travelling by TTC, you may not arrive on time.  TTC starts at 9 a.m. on Sundays. Please do not sign up if you cannot make it to our location on time.
  • Kids as young as 8 to 14 years old can join us as long they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. If we don’t finish until 7 p.m., dinner will be provided too.
  • We can provide letters for students who require hours for High School/College/University requirement. Sorry, no legal or court hours can be acknowledged.

Interested in volunteering? Please email volunteer@dailybread.ca for more information or to sign up. You must sign up ahead of time to volunteer.

Visit the Canstruction website (www.canstructiontoronto.com) to see the structures from last year and for more information on this cool event! Canstruction sculptures will be on display from May 27 to May 31 at the following downtown buildings:

  • 77 King St. West – TD North Tower
  • 100 Wellington St. West – TD West Tower
  • 66 Wellington St. West – TD Bank Tower
  • 222 Bay St. – Ernst & Young Tower

 



Date Added: May 23, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, News, Volunteer Opportunities — Tags: — Anderson @ 2:46 pm



Volunteer for the Spring Drive!

Support Daily Bread by helping us collect much need food this spring. We are looking for volunteers to help hand out our food drive bags outside participating grocery stores. This is a family friendly event and the impact you will make is HUGE!

Shifts are from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on two weekends: April 19, and April 26 and 27.

Please note, anyone under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

There are five locations across Toronto where you can volunteer:

Loblaws @ 396 St. Clair Ave W

Loblaws @ 2280 Dundas Ave W

Loblaws @ 380 The East Mall

Loblaws @ 650 Dupont St

 

Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens @ 60 Carlton St

Interested? Register online by clicking the locations above and choosing the shift and date you would like to sign up for. Have questions? Email volunteer@dailybread.ca if you have any questions.


Date Added: March 25, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, News, Spring Drive, Volunteer Opportunities — Anderson @ 9:58 am



Learning about hunger

Daily Bread’s Youth Program provides educational and volunteer opportunities for students aged 8 and up. If you are a teacher interested in bringing a class to Daily Bread, email learn@dailybread.ca for more information. Caileigh is a Grade 7 student who volunteered along with her class this year, and shared what she learned about food banks, Daily Bread and hunger while she was here.

I thought that visiting the “Daily Bread Food Bank” was a very humbling experience. You would not normally think of how fortunate we are to have all of our basic needs met daily. We all have food, water, warmth, shelter, and a school education. Some people in the GTA do not have those things to support themselves, or their families.

The people, who donate their time at the food bank, do so as unpaid volunteers. They generously help their fellow citizens, out of the goodness of their hearts.  As a school we collected a large amount of food, but that is only a fraction of what is really needed.

We experienced; packaging carrots, making little bags of milk, and packaging non-perishable food items. Even the few hours we helped made a big difference, and helped make the regular volunteers tasks just a bit easier, for a day. It made me feel good to donate both time and food to help people in need.

Most of the people that go to the food bank are embarrassed. They ask their family and friends for help first but eventually turn to the food bank. Visiting the food bank was a great eye opening experience. Spending your time helping the citizens that need help the most.

– Caileigh, Grade 7, TMS School


Date Added: January 9, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, News, Volunteer Opportunities, Youth Program — Anderson @ 9:46 am



Volunteer to hand out food drive bags!

You can make an incredible difference! Help Daily Bread ensure that no one is left hungry!

Support Daily Bread by helping us collect food this holiday season! We are looking for volunteers to help hand out our food drive bags at participating grocery stores. This is a family-friendly event and the impact you will make is HUGE! By handing out bags, you are giving individuals the opportunity to fill each bag with nutritious non-perishable food which can be donated and dropped off in bins located inside each store.

Click the links below to book your shift at a specific grocery store.  Shifts are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on two weekends, December 13 and 14, and December 21 and 22.

Please note, anyone under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Loblaws @ 396 St. Clair Ave W

Loblaws @ 2280 Dundas Ave W 

Loblaws @ 380 The East Mall

Loblaws @ 50 Musgrave Street

Loblaws @ 1755 Brimley Road


Date Added: December 3, 2013 | Filed under: Blog, Events, Fundraising Events, Holiday Drive, Volunteer, Volunteer Opportunities — Anita @ 10:09 am



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