September is  a challenging month for us at the Food Hamper Program.  Many of the volunteers we have during the summer go back to school, our summer placements wrap up, and suddenly, large gaps start appearing in our volunteer schedule!

As we’ve pointed out many times in this blog over the last few months, volunteers are the one resource (over 200 people last year) that makes the biggest difference in our daily effort to help share the many generous donations we receive.  They work tirelessly behind the scenes to get the food to us, sort through it, and then, on the front lines to assemble the hampers and deliver the food to the many people who turn to us each day.

So, this is the part where this blog post gets a little more interactive…. because we need your help!

Are you interested in having a positive impact on your community? Each day many of your neighbours can’t put food on their tables and turn to us for help.  We are Kitchener Waterloo’s largest distributor of food to people in need and we are looking for volunteers to help us pack food hampers and sort food donations Monday to Friday.

If you’re new to the blog, you can read here about some of the busier times we’ve had. Or, you can see what you might be putting together for a family here and learn about all the people we served last year here.

Our address is 807 Guelph Street in Kitchener and we are open Monday to Friday between 8:30 and 4:30. We ask for a minimum contribution of 2 hours at least one day a week.

If you can read and write a little English, do basic math and enjoy working with people please give our volunteer coordinator Matt G a call at 519-742-0662 to learn more about our organization and how you can help make a difference in your community.

Or, if you’re in the vicinity of Conestoga Mall in Waterloo this Saturday (Sept 18) you can visit him at the Volunteer Fair organized by the Volunteer Action Centre and introduce yourself to him in person and learn more about how you can help.


3 Responses to “Volunteer!”

  1. michele scott Says:

    well i will be there this afternoon to visit and perhaps help! surprise 🙂

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