FOOD BANK

Humanity First Food Bank offers emergency and short term support to the low-income individuals and families living in York region and GTA. Humanity First Food Bank helps people in need of food support by providing monthly food hampers. We also provide free home delivery service to those who have no transportation means or are physically challenged. Humanity First also assists clients of shelters, neighbourhood centers, unemployment referrals and referrals from religious centers.


Request for Food

Under Feed a Family program, groceries of non-perishable items are provided to low-income individuals and families in need of food support. To register, please click the link below or call at (416) 440-0346

Request for Food



Food Bank & Drop Off Locations

Humanity First Food Bank needs your support to help those in need of food assistance. Please donate non-perishable food items to Humanity First Food Bank. For a list of most needed items please refer to the following table. For large quantities, you can request a pick-up service. We will come and collect non-perishable food items (as given in table below) from you.


Please note, due to health and safety issues we are not able to accept the following items:

  • Homemade items
  • Expired food
  • Products containing alcohol
  • Open packages of food
  • You can drop off non-perishable food items at following locations.


    Food Bank Location


    Concord
    Humanity First
    600 Bowes Road, Unit-40
    Concord, ON
    L4K 4A3
    Contact: (416) 440-0346

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm
    Saturday: 10am to 3pm


    Food Drop Off Locations


    Maple
    10610 Jane Street
    Maple, ON L6A 3A2
    Contact: (416) 440-0346

    Bradford
    3999 - 10th Side Rd
    Bradford, ON
    L3Z 2A5
    Contact: (905) 775-3299

    North York
    3001 Finch Ave W
    North York, ON
    M9M 3A9
    Contact: (416) 440-0346
    Hours: All Week: 10am to 9pm

    Durham
    7 Atkinson Court
    Ajax, ON,
    L1S 5E4
    Contact: (416) 440-0346
    Hours: All Week: 10am to 9pm


    Food Bank Volunteer Opportunities

    Humanity First Volunteers serve their local community by delivering non-perishable food items to the needy and deserving families. Humanity First Food Bank is supported by thousands of volunteers who generously offer their time to help out in a variety of ways. From individuals to corporate teams, there is an opportunity to contribute in a way that works for you or your organization. If you are interested in volunteering at the Humanity First Food Bank, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (416) 440.0346. Please also fill out the Volunteer Application Form .

    You can volunteer with Humanity First Food Bank to assist with:

    • Food Sorting
    • Food Drives
    • Food Packaging
    • Fundraising
    • Food Delivery Service
    • Fundraising

    Please find below available volunteer opportunities.


    Food Donation Coordinators

    The coordinators are responsible for:

    • Outreaching prospect donors, business , institutions for seeking food and funds for the Feed a Family program
    • Maintaining donors database
    • Maintaining information material in stock

    Food Drive Coordinators

    Responsible for conducting food drives in neighbourhoods, schools, business, institutions, etc. The responsibilities includes, but not limited to:

    • Team building for neighbourhood food drive, planning and executing the drive
    • Providing the food drive material to the individual or agency taking the initiative
    • Arranging food pickup from the concerned locations with the coordination of Humanity First team

    Receptionist

    The receptionist at Humanity First Food Bank is the front line person, responsible for:

    • attending calls
    • taking messages
    • attending walk-in clients
    • basic office reception work

    Receptionist is also responsible for registering clients’, record keeping and maintaining database.


    Warehouse Volunteers

    Food Bank warehouse volunteers are responsible for:

    • organizing food pantries
    • shelving
    • labeling
    • keeping inventory in order
    • maintaining the working and storage area well organized
    • preparing food boxes for distributions
    • monitoring food inventory
    • sending regular notifications on inventory



    Community Resource Worker

    Community Resource worker is responsible for:

    • Providing community resource information to client as and when needed
    • Compiling and maintaining the database of community resources
    • Seeking partnership opportunities with community stake holders and agencies for enhancing program service delivery and sharing resources


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