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Volunteer Opportunities

The Food Bank relies on the incredible dedication of over 175 volunteers. Our volunteers play a critical role in the food bank’s success, generously contributing thousands of hours each year. They come together in various capacities, from collecting food donations within the community, to sorting and stocking shelves, to serving our valued clients and delivering food to those who lack access. Without these selfless individuals, the food bank simply wouldn’t be able to operate as smoothly as it does.

We express our heartfelt gratitude for their unwavering commitment to this noble cause and for generously giving thier time to help us achieve our vision of creating, ‘A Community Where No One is Hungry’.

If you’re eager to join our extraordinary team of volunteers and can commit to a once-a-week, three-hour shift, we warmly welcome you.

                                                                                                                                                                  Please complete a volunteer application. 

You will receive an email 7-10 days after the application was submitted. All applicants over the age of 18 will be required to submit a current Police Records Check prior to attending the orientation. 

The current shifts available for volunteering are

Monday – 10:45-1:15pm, 4:00-7:00pm 

Wednesday – 10:45-1:15, 4:00-7:00pm

Thursday – 9:45 – 1:15, 1:00-4:30pm

Friday  – 10:45-1:15, 1:00-4:30ppm

Want to run a food drive, but how?

Here are some simple steps to running a successful food drive;

  • First decide where to collect the food items

  • Set a goal for the amount of food you would like to raise in pounds, donors like to know your target goals (approximately 200lbs non-perishable food items fill a grocery cart)

  • Set a start and finish date, i.e. October 10 through to October 20, – this is key to a successful food drive.

What to Collect?

Want to Host a Fundraiser, but how?

Click on the button and we have provided a branded poster with a QR code linking to our donation page https://www.barriefoodbank.org/donating/.

We encourage financial Fundraisers. Monetary contributions allow the food bank to purchase the food needed to keep our shelves stocked. 

Branded Poster

  • A tour of the Barrie Food Bank will be made available to drive organizers (large group tours, can be arranged)
  • Lastly, Thank you for your dedication and commitment helping to ensure we are a Community Where No One is Hungry!
To request FOOD COLLECTION BIN DROP OFF OR PICK UP, complete the form below.