Volunteer Employee Volunteer Program

Our Employee Volunteer Program offers corporate teams a unique and enriching opportunity to be a part of Daily Bread Food Bank’s day-to-day operations and help make a difference in the community. 

When you volunteer with your team at Daily Bread you:

  • Play a critical role in helping ensure community members receive vital food donations and services across the city
  • Gain a deeper understanding of poverty and food insecurity in Toronto
  • Develop teamwork skills as you work together towards a meaningful goal


Throughout the year, we offer including interactive and enriching programs at our facility at 191 New Toronto St including: 

  • Food Sorting
    Activity: Volunteers assist our Operations team on our production floor by sorting, categorizing and/or bagging fresh and non-perishable donated food items that will be distributed to our network of member agencies across the city.
    Group Size: Teams of 10- 20
    Schedule: Shifts are offered weekly on Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30-11:30 am or 12:30-3:30 pm.
  • Kitchen Support
    Activity: Teams assist kitchen staff by cutting, washing and prepping food ingredients for Daily Bread’s meal program. 
  • Group Size: Teams of 6
  • Schedule: Shifts are offered weekly on Monday afternoons, 12:30-3:30 pm.
  • Community Meal Program
    Activity: Teams assist kitchen staff with set up, service and cleanup of our Thursday night Community Meal Program offered free to community members.
    Group Size: Teams of 4-6
    Schedule: Shifts are offered on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 4- 8 pm.All shifts can be booked 3 months ahead of time and are reserved on a first-come first-serve basis.


At the start of each volunteer shift, teams are provided with a tour of our facility to learn more about Daily Bread’s programs, the current need, and the impact of your support. 

Giving Back 

To participate in each of our Employee Volunteer Program activities, a mandatory program fee is required. The fees help support our Operations and the costs associated with the management of our volunteer program. 

Book a Shift 

To learn more about our programs or to book a shift with us, please fill out the following form. You will receive our Employee Volunteer Package and instructions on how to secure a spot for your team. 

Please fill out this section to communicate any special accommodations your group may require during your visit