During the fall more and more of your food donations start to come through the door, and while that’s fantastic news for many of our community members, it creates the need for more volunteers in our warehouse. One group of volunteers that we rely heavily on during the fall and winter are our group food sorters. Every day thousands of pounds of food that you have raised through your food and fund drives, come into our warehouse and we need to make sure that this food is checked for expiry dates and damages and then sorted into the appropriate categories so that it can be sent out to agencies as quickly as possible.
Last year we had over 2000 volunteer food sorters come through our warehouse sorting an incredible 300,000 pounds of your food donations. That’s 30,000 hampers of healthy food for our neighbours in need.
Families, co-workers, classrooms, church groups, Girl Guide troops, and hockey teams all ran food and fund drives and then came though our doors looking for a great bonding experience that would make a difference to their community. All of them left at the end of the day with smiles of their faces knowing they had done a great thing for their neighbours in need.
Now the time has arrived for a new season of group food sorting and we need your help!
If you’re interested in group food sorting there are a few different ways to get involved:
1) If you are a 360 Partner or a Corporate Sponsor of North York Harvest you can register your team for food sorting RIGHT NOW! Please email email@example.com, and he’ll make sure your team has everything they need to get going.**
2) General Registration opens on September 1st. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how to register your group.
3) If you don’t have a group but are still looking to make a difference, please click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Lets make this fall a record setting season! Talk to your co-workers, your friends and your family and get them on your team.
We can’t wait to see you in the warehouse!
Food Sorting Times
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (typically reserved for families)
Thursday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday** 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday** 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
** to find out more about how you can become a VIP Partner or a Corporate Sponsor of North York Harvest email email@example.com