Shopping List

PORT HOPE FOOD BANK NEEDS:

  • Canned salmon or tuna
  • Tomato or spaghetti sauce
  • Back to School Snacks
  • Pudding Cups/Fruit Cups/Jello Cups
  • Pork & Beans
  • Granola Bars / Chewy Bars
  • Unsweetened Juice

COBOURG FOOD BANK NEEDS:

  • Granola Bars / Chewy Bars
  • Back to School Snacks
  • Tuna | Salmon
  • Kraft Dinner
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Side Dishes such as Side Kicks
  • Unsweetened Juice
  • Personal Care Products

Volunteer

How to Become A Volunteer | Volunteer Policies | Volunteer Application Form

What kind of volunteers are we looking for?

Currently at Northumberland Fare Share, we are very fortunate to have a very active volunteer base which fulfills the need of operating the food bank INSIDE on a weekly basis.

However, where we urgently need assistance is in our fundraising & community food drive events. These community events which are ideal for individuals, families, school groups or corporate team building, run 3-4 times a month, all year round, which helps to raise much needed funds and food to sustain our two food bank locations. These events are crucial to the food bank’s success. They vary in size and length and are ideal for the volunteer who needs to have flexibility with their efforts – you can commit to a few events or all of them – a few hour time slot or several – it’s really up to you.

Today, we need you as a committee member for:
Fundraising – work with our fundraising chair on a host of exciting programs including golf, amazing race, squeegee events, beach volleyball, Kart racing and more.
Food Drives – Fare Share run food drives around major seasonal dates, including Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day and more. This takes little effort and time.

STUDENTS

If you are a student attempting to accumulate community hours check in with volunteer@fareshare.ca to find out who your student ambassador is (we have one in each school) and find out how you can start to accumulate hours for graduation.

Fare Share Food Bank Volunteer Ambassadors

When you volunteer for the Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank, you are our ambassador to the community. At many events, your role will be to collect donations and food but also providing people with information about the food bank and how their contributions HELP TO FEED OUR NEIGHBOURS.

To understand a little about what we are looking for – check out what our current volunteers have to say:

Some of the events that we hold include:

  • George Leger Memorial Golf tournament
  • Community Food Drives
  • Hunger Awareness Week
  • Annual Go Kart Challenge
  • Turkey in every pot campaign / Ham for Easter Campaign
  • Squeegee Days/ Car Wash
  • Many more

HOW DO I BECOME A FSFB VOLUNTEER?

Fill out the volunteer form below. When you fill out your volunteer form, you will have the option of indicating where your interests lie. Our volunteer co-ordinator will be following up with you via email or phone – your preference to confirm your requests.

If you have any questions about volunteering for the FSFB before signing up – please email volunteer@fareshare.ca and Aimee Tedford will be happy to answer them for you.

People who are interested in volunteering please fill out the Volunteer registration form below. Volunteer shifts are scheduled in advance. You may also download our Volunteer Form, filling it out and email as attachment.

Volunteer Policies

If you are a high school student looking to fulfill your volunteer requirement hours Fare Share is a great place to put in your time. Please Note: We will accept any high school student for a volunteer position such as tending to food collection, however to work within the food bank, distributing food to recipients, volunteers must be 16 years of age or greater.

Do I have to schedule a time to come in and volunteer or can I just stop by when I have time?

All volunteers must be registered and scheduled in advance. No walk-ins are permitted. The Food Bank must conduct a police check on anyone over the age of 18 and we ask that you sign a confidentiality agreement. You can schedule daily, weekly or monthly volunteer shifts for yourself or your group by registering with the bank location of your choice.

Can children volunteer at Fare Share?

Children under 18 years of age who want to volunteer independently of a school, youth or community group must bring a letter of permission signed by a parent or guardian.

Children under 16 years of age wishing to come to Fare Share Food Bank to volunteer independently of a school, youth or community group must have a letter of permission signed by a parent or guardian.

Please note that all volunteer opportunities and visits must be scheduled in advance.

What should I wear?

The dress code at Fare Share is casual and comfortable. Shoes must be close-toed, so sneakers, work shoes or boots are ideal. No heels, open-toed shoes or sandals are permitted in the food bank. The Food Bank can be cool, so dressing in layers are a good idea. Please leave jewelry and other valuables at home.

What if I have food allergies?

We are NOT a peanut-free environment. Know your allergies and medical history. Fare Share cannot be responsible for any existing medical conditions.

Volunteer Application Form

Province*:

Will you require a letter stating the number of volunteer hours you have contributed?:

Please note: A police check is required of all Fare Share volunteers, the cost will be covered by the Food Bank. An acceptable form of personal I.D. must be provided. When registering, all volunteers must sign an agreement — including a confidentiality policy — for the protection of Fare Share donors and clients.

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