Sort & Learn Workshops

2019/2020 Sort & Learn Workshops

About the Sort & Learn Workshop

Education is a core component of our mission at North York Harvest, and we’re always looking for ways to best engage our community so that they can help us make a difference.

Consisting of a one-hour interactive discussion and a one-hour sort session in our warehouse, the Sort & Learn workshop aims to teach groups about issues related to food insecurity while empowering them to help people in need. Participants are taught by our staff and volunteers about the root causes of hunger and poverty in northern Toronto, giving them a better understanding of our food bank clients’ current situation.


Employee Engagement & Team Building

Employee engagement is a workplace approach resulting in the right conditions for all members of an organization to give of their best each day, committed to their organization’s goals and values, motivated to contribute to organizational success, with an enhanced sense of their own well-being.

North York Harvest Food Bank offers a unique opportunity for employees to connect with each another outside of the workplace, and feel good about working for a company that values giving back to the community.  Employees that participate in our sort and learn workshop play an important role in helping our food bank to deliver food to those in our community that need it most.


Group Sorting Times

Tuesday 1-3 pm

Thursday 1-3 pm



We ask that corporate groups make a minimum donation of $1,500 for the workshop. Your investment will help us provide dignified food assistance to people in our community who need it most. To process the payment, please click here.

School & Community groups are asked to raise a minimum of 500 pounds of food in advance of the workshop.



For more information and to register your group, please contact:

Lisa Sabisch 

Development Officer, Partnerships

416-635-7771 ext. 21