Volunteer

Does your group want to volunteer with Daily Bread Food Bank?

Employers

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 interactive and enriching programs onsite at our facility at 191 New Toronto St in Etobicoke, including food sorting and kitchen support. 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.

To participate in our Employee Volunteer Program activities, a minimum program fee is required, which is invoiced to you in advance of your shift. This fee supports our operations and the costs associated with the management of our volunteer program.

Food Sorting
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. 

When: Thursday & Friday,
8:30am – 11:30am or 12:30pm – 3:30 pm
Who: Teams of 10-20 volunteers 

Kitchen Support
Assist kitchen staff by cutting, washing, and prepping food ingredients for Daily Bread’s meal program.

When: Mondays, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Who: Teams of 6-8 volunteers 

Clubs, Non-profit, or Faith Groups 

Clubs, Non-profit, or Faith Groups
Does your faith group, sports/social group or service club want to find a fun way to support your local community? Book a group volunteer event at Daily Bread Food Bank! Your group can sign up for a 3-hour shift, working together to sort food for our member agencies. 

Your group can find other ways to support by hosting a fundraiser or a food drive.

When:
Anytime, for a 3-hour shift

Who:
People aged 15+

Special Accommodations

Groups Requiring Special Accommodations
Are you looking for an opportunity for your group requiring special accommodations to participate in community support? Contact us to see if a volunteer food sorting shift is suitable for your group’s needs. 

When:
Wednesdays, 9:30am – 11:30am 

Who:
For 10 people, including participants and attendants 

Schools

School Groups
Teachers! Book your students for a morning of Food Sorting in the Daily Bread Food Bank Production Hall. This program is suitable for students in grades 6 to 12. Groups must be an 8:1 student/adult ratio. Please let us know if you are interested in having your class tour the Daily Bread Food Bank facilities. Add a lunch option to your package at $7 per student. 

When:
Tuesdays, 9:30am – 11:30am 

Who:
For 10 or more students, grade 6-12

Families or Individuals

Public and Family Food Sort Events
During special holidays, Daily Bread Food Bank hosts weekend public food sorting events. Volunteers from around the GTA support the community by coming to our distribution centre located at 191 New Toronto Street in Etobicoke to sort and pack food donations that are distributed to our member agency network.

Whether you are looking for a volunteer activity to participate in as a family, with friends or on your own, you can make a Daily Bread Public Food Sort part of your holiday tradition. 

Get Notified
Join the email list and receive an update letting you know when a new Public Food Sorting event becomes available.

When:
We host three Public Food Sorting events each year over Spring, Thanksgiving, and the Winter Holidays 

Who:
Persons 11-14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Individuals or Families

Community Meal Program

Community Meal Program
Help with setup, service, and cleanup of our Thursday drop-in Community Meal at our facility at 191 New Toronto Street. 

When:
Thursdays, 4:00pm – 7:15pm 

Who:
Teams of 4-6 volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for our Employee Volunteer Program. Please fill out the form and we will get back to you within two business days.

Prefer to email?

You can also contact us at [email protected].

Thank you for your interest in volunteering your club, non-profit, or faith group. Please fill out the form and we will get back to you within two business days.

Prefer to call?

You can also give Joelle a call at 647-933-6365.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for your special accommodations group. Please fill out the form and we will get back to you within two business days.

Prefer to call?

You can also give Joelle a call at 647-933-6365.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering your school group. Please fill out the form and we will get back to you within two business days.

Prefer to call?

You can also give Joelle a call at 647-933-6365.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a family or individual. Please fill out the form and we will get back to you within two business days.

Prefer to call?

You can also give Tira a call at 647-933-6480.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for our Community Meal Program. Please fill out the form and we will get back to you within two business days.

Prefer to call?

You can also give Tira a call at 647-933-6480.