Daily Bread Food Bank believes that research is critical to creating social change to reduce poverty, so every year we collect data from food banks across Toronto to publish the Who’s Hungry Report.
Based on issues that affect food bank clients, the Who’s Hungry Report helps advocate for policy changes that improve the lives of children and adults living in poverty.
And to create our Who’s Hungry Report we need volunteers!
If you are over 19 years old and fluent in reading, writing and speaking English, you can volunteer. We also need volunteers who can speak other languages. Survey training will be provided.
When and Where
Surveying starts in February and goes to the end of April. Hours and shifts will vary but most shifts are 2 to 3 hours long. We conduct surveys in more than 50 food banks across Toronto.
This year, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Daily Bread are marking 20 years of working together to help Torontonians in need.
“Life circumstances can change without warning, and what Daily Bread does is vital to help people move from tough times into a better future,” says Gaylen Duncan, Country Operating Officer for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Thanks to Bank of America for their dedication, passion and generous support – and for two decades of better futures!
To read the latest issue of our Food for Thought newsletter please click here.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
UPDATE December 15 10:21 a.m.: The Holiday 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 Holiday Drive!
1. Donate! Drop off non-perishable food donations to your local fire hall. Make a gift online. Help us reach our goals of $2.5 million and 1 million pounds of food by December 31.
2. Run a food drive or event! It’s easy, and we can help. Run a food drive at your school or in your workplace. Having a holiday party? Why not ask guests to bring a non-perishable food donation instead of a gift?
3. Volunteer throughout the year. While we need people to help sort through the Holiday Drive food donations, we also need volunteers throughout the year. It doesn’t stop just because the holidays are over! Consider volunteering during March Break. Taking a stay-cation with the family this summer? Why not sign up to volunteer?
This year’s Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts will be held on Christmas Eve morning, as well as Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 29. For more information on shifts and how to register, please click here.
Can’t make it? The Holiday Drive is already underway! You can donate non-perishable food and drop it off at any fire hall across Toronto, or directly to Daily Bread’s warehouse at 191 New Toronto Street.
We need your help on December 14, 15 and 16! The TTC Challenge is a fun volunteer engagement opportunity where corporate groups of 2 to 4 individuals a shift will ask and inspire commuters to spread a little cheer for someone in need this holiday season. This time of year can be overwhelming for those living in poverty. You can help make a big difference by helping out and volunteering some of your time.
Details of the event:
December 14, 15, and 16
Participating Stations: Bloor/Yonge, King, Dundas, Bay, College
Shifts: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Staffing required: 2 to 4 volunteers per station, per shift
Teams of volunteers will be scheduled at a participating TTC Subway station to ask and inspire riders to spare a little extra jingle (cash donations) to help fill donation tins for Daily Bread.
Please contact Sandra Agayby at 416-203-0050 ext. 299 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot today!
Updated February 3, 2015 – All shifts are full! Thanks to everyone who registered.
Upcoming evening and weekend community sorts
A great opportunity to learn more about Daily Bread Food Bank and give back at the same time! Daily Bread is hosting one Saturday and two evening community sorts. Volunteers will help sort and pack food donations which will then be delivered to over 200 food programs across the city. Interested? We have spots available on the following dates:
Wednesday, January 28th | 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – FULL Wednesday, February 4th | 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – FULL Saturday, February 7th | 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – FULL
If you are interested in registering to volunteer for any of these dates, please email us at email@example.com for more information.
Please note that no children under the age of 8 are allowed in the warehouse. Volunteers aged 8 to 14 must also be accompanied by an adult who will volunteer with them.
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)
Are you a high school student looking to give back to the community?
Daily Bread is offering a number of volunteers positions for high school students through our Take Action Project.
Students participating in the program will have an opportunity to come in on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout July and August to help out with a variety of on-going tasks and projects. New this year, in addition to regular volunteering opportunities, we have unpaid internships students can apply for in the Growing for Change Community Garden, New Toronto Street Food Bank, Reception and Food Services (working in our kitchen preparing, cleaning and serving food).