Volunteering

The Squamish Food Bank relies on the support of the community and the many volunteers that keep it going. We appreciate your interest in volunteering your time to helping make your community better.

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Our volunteer hours are: 

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm

These days are in preparation for Food Bank hamper pick up the following day. Duties include sorting food, preparing hampers, breaking down bulk items, stocking shelves

The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month 1 to 3:30pm

These 2 days we sort food, stock shelves, organize and clean

The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 8:30am to 1:30pm

These are Food Bank hamper distribution days. Our doors are open to the public from 11am to 1pm. During which time we help customers build their own hampers, offer guidance, help carry hampers to vehicles, as well as setting up our self service areas beforehand and cleaning up afterwards.

Every Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30pm

Duties include sorting donations and organizing. Picking up donations from grocery stores where necessary

Every 2nd Wednesday from 9:30am to 1:30pm

NEW! Our new Family Food Bank day, began in October 2016. Supporting families with children of all ages. We distribute  food on a smaller scale, currently with a team of 6 volunteers, to set up and serve during this time.

 

If you would like more information please email squamishfoodbank@gmail.com, let us know a little bit about yourself and why you would like to volunteer. There is an application process involving a Criminal Record Check, at no cost.

 

Hosting an Event

There are many ways to volunteer your time to support our Food Bank.

Over the years we have been very fortunate to be the recipients of  Christmas party, School and other group donations. Thank you to all those children who have donated their birthday present money to us, to the company Christmas parties who have collected donations instead of purchasing gifts for each other, to all the many schools in this community that have collected food. Halloween 2015 saw several food and cash collections from Trick a Treating events by kids and adults!

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Over the years we have been regularly supported by many groups including Classic Car Adventures, BC Hydro, Platypus Playcentre, Howe Sound Interact Club, the Guns and Hoses event at Brennan Park, The Sea to Sky Gondola and many many children in Squamish who have collected food for us at school and through personal donations. Last September the 1st Annual Kids Festival was held and almost $600 was raised by donations from you for our Food Bank.

No event is too small, no collection is too small. All donations are greatly appreciated.

If you need help or support with an event please call 604 815 4054, leave a message for Christina. We can pick up your donations after an event.