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Weekday Packers for Grocery Care Kits


  • WHERE
    Toronto, ON
  • WHEN
    May 25 - Dec 31, 2020

COVID-19 notes:

  • We have relaxed criteria for posting volunteer opportunities due to the urgent need for COVID-19 Response. Volunteers are responsible for confirming the legitimacy of the group or organization(s) they are working with. Never hand over money or confidential information to groups looking for volunteers.
  • Please confirm that the organization you want to volunteer with can ensure your safety.

DESCRIPTION

Hand Up for Kids is a program created in response to COVID – 19 to alleviate food insecurity for families who have been impacted by this pandemic. Our goal is to provide groceries to low income households with children that are in need, especially at this time.

The first step in the process is to prepare packaged bulk items for the grocery care kits. We have partnered with Global Medic who host 5 volunteers Monday - Thursday at their warehouse. Volunteers spend the morning or afternoon assembling boxes, portioning, packaging, taping and labeling boxes for families. These then go out to families on the weekend.

Are you free for a few hours during the week? We have opportunities Monday - Thursday, though especially need help Mondays and Tuesdays as we tend to get fewer volunteers those days.

Morning shifts are 9am - 12:30pm and afternoon shifts are 1pm-4:30pm. The warehouse is located in Etobicoke.

How to sign up:

Step 1: Register with Hand Up https://handuptoronto.org/volunteer/

Step 2: Sign up for the volunteer event you'd like to help out with through our online calendar https://handuptoronto.org/calendar/

Must be 16 years or older to volunteer.

All volunteers must sign a waiver before volunteering.

Who You'll be Assisting

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Hand Up from Hunger Toronto

Hand Up Toronto is a registered Canadian charity (BN#: 834396392RR0001) that is committed to addressing hunger in low-income communities and families across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Founded in October 2014, Hand Up Toronto was incorporated in November 2014 and achieved charity status in February 2015.

Hand Up Toronto provides community and families with care packages, which typically consist of a meal, nutritional supplements, and hygiene necessities. Contrary to a traditional food bank, Hand Up Toronto employs a mobile strategy that identifies communities in need and proactively responds to emerging challenges within local communities across the GTA.


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Who You'll be Assisting

Hand Up from Hunger Toronto

Hand Up Toronto is a registered Canadian charity (BN#: 834396392RR0001) that is committed to addressing hunger in low-income communities and families across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Founded in October 2014, Hand Up Toronto was incorporated in November 2014 and achieved charity status in February 2015.

Hand Up Toronto provides community and families with care packages, which typically consist of a meal, nutritional supplements, and hygiene necessities. Contrary to a traditional food bank, Hand Up Toronto employs a mobile strategy that identifies communities in need and proactively responds to emerging challenges within local communities across the GTA.