Why volunteer with The Mississauga Food Bank?
By becoming a volunteer, you can help ensure hungry neighbours across Mississauga have access to healthy and appropriate food.
Learn about how poverty affects the lives of your neighbours and develop your knowledge about food insecurity, and how The Mississauga Food Bank helps neighbours in need through different programs and services.
Build valuable, hands-on experience and transferable skills as a valued volunteer team member. You will find opportunities to challenge yourself and add experience to your resume while trying something new!
The work that you do as a volunteer directly impacts those who are vulnerable in our community. Every volunteer plays a critical role in putting food on the table of hungry children, seniors, families and other neighbours in our city.
COVID-19 Vaccine Policy
All volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before volunteering, and masks are required when entering our facility. To read our full vaccine policy, click here or scroll down to the Resources section below. We appreciate your understanding.
We welcome volunteers as young as 16 years of age. Any youth volunteers 16 years of age and older are able to volunteer independently if they choose.
Corporate Volunteering: Rally your co-workers together in support of a great cause!
Bring your team of up to 6 people and sign up for a corporate volunteer shift at The Mississauga Food Bank.
Advocacy Allies Volunteer: Take your advocacy skills to the next level!
Using your passion for and knowledge of the political sector, enable The Mississauga Food Bank to achieve more in its advocacy work. You will help make each initiative more effective and impactful.
Community Market Lead Volunteer: Lead a team of volunteers at our Community Market.
Help to set up and operate a Community Food Market serving food bank clients in high-priority neighbourhoods, offering fresh fruits and vegetables in a welcoming outdoor setting.
Donor Ambassador Volunteer: Develop your communication skills while making a difference in your community!
Connect directly with donors over the phone to provide personal acknowledgement and thanks for their valued support.
Food Bank 2 Home Coordinator Support Volunteer: Take a leadership role in delivering food to hungry neighbours!
You’ll connect with neighbours to coordinate their food deliveries and collaborate with the Food Bank 2 Home team to ensure deliveries are smooth and on schedule.
Food Bank 2 Home Driver: Get food to homebound neighbours.
Deliver much-needed healthy and appropriate food to neighbours who experience mobility barriers that hinder or prevent them from accessing their neighbourhood food bank.
Food Bank 2 Home Packer: Ensure healthy and appropriate food is reaching our homebound neighbours.
Prepare and pack food deliveries for homebound neighbours who experience mobility barriers that hinder or prevent them from accessing their neighbourhood food bank.
Food Sorting Lead Volunteer: Take your leadership skills to the next level!
Join The Mississauga Food Bank as a Food Sorting Lead Volunteer, and help make sure food sorting volunteers are ready to tackle hunger.
Food Sorting Volunteer: Get hands-on experience in tackling hunger in Mississauga.
Sort food for hungry neighbours on behalf of The Mississauga Food Bank and play a key role in providing healthy and appropriate food to neighbours in need.
ReclaimFRESH Volunteer: Ensure hungry neighbours have fresh and frozen food.
Sort fresh and frozen food that’s been collected through our ReclaimFRESH food rescue program
“You should absolutely volunteer at The Mississauga Food Bank, it’s a great place and you get to help people… Nobody chooses poverty. People need to pay the bills and they prioritize having a home over having food. Nobody ever chooses to go hungry but it happens.”
“Volunteering makes me feel like I am making meaningful contributions to the community and enacting positive change. Speaking to clients, donors and staff on a daily basis has shown me the impact that The Mississauga Food Bank has on so many lives.”
“I’ve been coming to the food bank for 20 years and I’d just like to say to the volunteers that I’ve met over the 20 years that it’s been my honour to work with you. You’ve all been wonderful. You come here, you work hard… and it makes a big difference.”
“I feel like I am making a huge impact in the community along with the other volunteers. We all love to work productively together to pack food for many families in need. Especially during this pandemic, it is even more important to assist the community and leave a positive impact for everyone.”
“Right at the start of the pandemic, the food bank client lost her job unfortunately and she was really alone and had no one to talk to. Seeing me helping her out really made her day and she broke down and we shared a moment together which was really incredible.”