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  1. Food Sorting Supervisor Volunteer

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    Looking to get some management experience while helping your neighbours in need?

    We’re looking for a Food Sorting Supervisor Volunteer to join us for 3 hours in the morning once per week to facilitate food sorting sessions in the warehouse. A three month commitment is requested.

    In this senior volunteer position, you would train other volunteers to sort donated food products.

    Volunteers follow North York Harvest’s and Ontario Health & Safety Rules and Regulations.  To qualify for volunteer hours, you will need to provide a letter and reference.

    There is only one position of this kind available, apply today!

    Call Kadian at 416-635-7771 x 28 or kadian@northyorkharvest.com


  2. Group Food Sorting Season Is Here

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    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 fawad@northyorkharvest.com, and he’ll make sure your team has everything they need to get going.**

    2) General Registration opens on September 1st. Please email fawad@northyorkharvest.com 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 michelle@northyorkharvest.com