Educating youth about who is hungry in our communities and why is one of the first steps in the fight against hunger and reducing poverty. Daily Bread’s Youth Program educates students to learn more about the root causes of poverty through an educational workshop that involves volunteering at Daily Bread and learning more about the issues. Last year almost 8500 students from close to 100 schools across the GTA participated in this program. Another 130 schools ran food and fundraising drives in support of Daily Bread.
Our goal is to educate, engage and empower youth to explore the complex issues surrounding hunger and poverty, dispel myths and stereotypes, and present information that encourages critical thinking.
“I have been coming with both of my classes to the Daily Bread Food Bank for many, many years and it’s truly my favourite field trip of the year. The experience you provide kids in volunteering is of tremendous value; they feel a great sense of pride at this age. I have had students tell me in the past that they have returned with their families on Family Day to volunteer and I have had some parents tell me that they have been users themselves of your services and were very pleased that their children were able to contribute in some way.”
Daily Bread offers exciting hands-on educational workshops at our new Toronto Street location. Our workshops include a tour of the facilities and hit on a number of topics relating to food bank use and creating social change. Workshops assist youth and young adults in understanding causes of poverty and how they relate to our community. As part of these opportunities, a volunteering component can be added so that youth put new knowledge to action immediately.
For more information, please email Lauren Fitzgerald, Youth Program Coordinator at email@example.com or call 416-203-0050 x289. Please note that there is limited availability for offsite educational workshops.
Want to learn more about hunger and make a difference in your community? Need your high school graduation hours? If you are interested in volunteering with Daily Bread Food Bank , please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line High School Volunteer Requirement for more information. If you have any questions about what your visit will look like, please check out the details of our Volunteer Program.
Most of our volunteer opportunities are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at our 191 New Toronto Street location. We do have some special events throughout the year on evenings and weekends. Please check out our blog or email email@example.com for more information about these opportunities.
Interested in other ways of getting involved?
Food and fund drives are a great way to help people who struggle with hunger in our communities. Your participation and support is critical in our fight to end hunger. Get more information about how to Run a Food or Fund Drive here.
Looking for information for an assignment?
Throughout the year Daily Bread works with students of all ages to help them learn about our work fighting hunger and poverty, and the complex issues surrounding these matters. Before contacting Daily Bread about a school project or assignment we encourage students to read the material that is already available on our website and compile a list of questions. For further information contact Lauren Fitzgerald, Youth Program Coordinator at 416-203-0050 x289 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a tour of Daily Bread Food Bank and talk to us in person.
*Though Daily Bread would like to meet all tour requests, arrangement of tours depend upon staff availability.
Daily Bread Food Bank’s Youth Program is about knowledge and action, so arm yourself with the facts and start making a difference in your community.