To maintain our operations we need general support during this challenging time and are asking individual volunteers for a regular, weekly commitment to minimize contact and exposure.

Tasks may include:

  • Packaging pre-packaged hampers
  • Picking orders to be sent to other food banks
  • Sorting / processing of donated food
  • Removal of waste and general cleaning,
  • Other tasks as needed by the operations staff.

You should be comfortable standing for extended periods of time as well as lifting 40 lbs.  We’ve taken the following steps to ensure a safe environment: All visitors must wash their hands upon arrival, reduced the number of staff and volunteers on-site at any given time, increased cleaning of all common areas, provide gloves and masks. If you have any concerns, please contact

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Daily Bread Food Bank during this time!

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Volunteer Individual Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Daily Bread Food Bank!

From solo volunteers to families to companies, close to 12,000 people volunteer at Daily Bread every year and we couldn’t get food to thousands of Torontonians in need without your help.


Here’s what individual volunteers do:

Food sorting

Categorizing and boxing non-perishable and perishable food donations

Order picking

Stacking boxes in large orders to send out to other food banks

Kitchen work

Vegetable prep, cleaning, and dishwashing

Distribute Food

To clients in our on-site food bank

Admin Support

Data entry, mail preparation, special event help.