Fresh Food Recovery
Fresh Food Recovery is our newest program where we are able to divert fresh food from landfills and feed people who are hungry.
Monday to Friday:
8:30 am – 11:30 am
Saturday and Sunday
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteers in this role will be helping in three ways:
Volunteers in this role will sort the fresh food that comes in each morning. The fresh food that we receive each day has to be sorted into two categories: food that our guests can use and food that we give to farmers.
This position requires minimal lifting.
All fresh food that we receive needs to be tracked. Volunteers in this role will weigh all incoming Fresh Food Recovery totes and record data into an app.
This positions requires you to lift at least 25 lbs
Volunteers in this role will be tasked with making sure cleanliness is maintained throughout the shift. Duties will be include washing totes, organizing bins, and other cleaning duties.
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Food hamper distribution depends on our reliable volunteers. Below are a list of jobs that make the helping the hungry possible.
Morning shifts: 3 hour commitment Monday – Thursday – 9am-12pm
Afternoon shifts: 2 hour commitment Monday – Thursday – 1pm – 3pm
Volunteers can help in these 5 ways:
Volunteers in this role will be performing multiple duties and may need to multitask. You will be available to the Hamper Window volunteers – assisting in anything they may need. Other duties will include making sure various stations are full – produce, dairy, and hampers.
This position is responsible for distributing hampers and extras to the guests of the Food Bank. You will interact with our guests, asking and responding to various requests.
This position is responsible for organizing the flow of our guests as they enter and exit our building. You will interact with our guests, asking and responding to various requests.
This position is responsible for making the hampers to be distributed by the Hamper Window. Volunteers will make hampers by following a packing list based on the household size.
This position is responsible for keeping the hamper room shelves fully stocked. Other duties may consist of packaging rice and sorting mixed boxes of food into their correct places.
Please email Chris Welsh: Chris.Welsh@archway.ca
Large groups make light work!
Volunteer groups at the Food Bank Warehouse are asked to assist with sorting food donations that have come in from food drives. Food is separated into our 19 different categories that make up the food hampers that are distributed to 3,000 people each month.
These categories of food are based on food type, nutrition, and quantity, for our emergency hamper components. Think of it as reverse shopping; matching food items to signs on a shelf and stocking that shelf.
For groups 6-20 people in size and ages 11+. A minimum 2-hour time commitment is needed. This is a wonderful volunteer experience. Group bookings are available Monday through Friday between 10am-7pm (excluding Holidays). Please pre-book your group here.
Free Dental Clinic
SMILES MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Did you know that the Abbotsford Food Bank’s Free Dental Clinic has a 12-month waiting list?
Each year the patients on the Free Dental Clinic wait-list lose teeth. Our patients only option for care is to remain on the waitlist. You can save a tooth! Relieve a patient from our 12-month waiting list by issuing the same level of basic care in the comfort of your practice to patients referred by the Free Dental Clinic. Each patient has been screened by the Free Dental Coordinator for your benefit. Please make a difference in the lives of our patients.
Dental Volunteer Opportunities
Help save teeth and change lives by giving 4 hours a month. We accept those looking to gain valuable work experience. Or Sponsor-A-Patient at your own practice: More Details
Please contact Lala Hennessy
Free Dental Clinic Coordinator
Or Call the FREE DENTAL CLINIC for more information:
Hygienists & CDA’s:
Join the team! Helping those in need is very rewarding! We are currently looking for practitioners to volunteer for 4 hour segments. We accept those looking to gain valuable work experience.
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