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.
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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)
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
On Tuesday, October 25th, we’re looking for volunteers who enjoy lifting, loading and pushing heavy things (40 pounds of food at a time!). We’ll be starting at 3 p.m. and finishing around 8:30 p.m. The location is at the Toronto Congress Centre at 650 Dixon Road. You will be helping to collect food donations that will be distributed to people struggling with hunger across Toronto. Spare as little or as much time as you can. If interested, please email Laurie at email@example.com for more information.