Give your time, talents, or resources!
There are many ways to volunteer at the Orangeville Food Bank. Volunteering allows you to positively impact your community by giving of your time, talents, or resources.
We currently have over 180 volunteers. Last year they donated almost 24,000 hours of time to the success of the operation. Each volunteer is interviewed, has a current police check, and is trained in operations and poverty awareness.
There are many roles filled by volunteers throughout the food bank. You can find them unloading donations; driving our refrigerated van to weekly grocery store pick-ups; stocking shelves; processing fruits and vegetables; helping in our kitchen; supporting clients, or assisting behind the scenes with finance and shopping. Our Board of Directors is also made up of dedicated volunteers who focus on the governance of the food bank supported by Board committees like Finance, Governance, Fundraising, and Special Projects.
Our volunteers are also involved in many fundraising events throughout the year. Our largest fundraiser, Coldest Night of the Year, is held in February and has raised more than $500,000.00 over the past five years. Our annual food drive in August helps us collect food that is needed to cover the increased need as students head back to school.
Our volunteers are also involved in many fundraising events throughout the year. Our largest fundraiser, Coldest Night of the Year, is held in February and has raised more than $230,000.00 over the past three years. Our annual food drive in August helps us collect food that is needed to cover the increased need as students head back to school.
Looking to volunteer a couple times per year? Participating in one of our events or foodraisers may be the perfect fit for you! Community Food Sorts – check our events page for upcoming sorts!
Interested In Joining?
If you are interested in joining this dedicated group of individuals, please send an email to email@example.com
Orangeville is a community that cares about its neighbors. Many companies and organizations, large and small, have shown their compassion and commitment by sponsoring the work of the Orangeville Food Bank.
Every year, we have multiple special events that raise awareness, funds, and food. As a sponsor of one of our events, your company or organization can show hundreds of event participants that you stand firmly by our side in the fight against hunger.
If you would like to sponsor Coldest Night of the Year or any of our other fundraising events, please contact us.
Host An Event
At the Orangeville Food Bank, we are honoured to partner with events taking place throughout the community that we serve. Many companies and organizations have graciously chosen to make the Orangeville Food Bank part of their plans, by hosting events and then making a donation to the Food Bank. Sometimes we raise large amounts of food, sometimes funds, but everything to benefit our neighbours in need.
If you have an event planned and want to partner with the Orangeville Food Bank, please email us to discuss your plans. We can help with promotions and logistics to help make your event a success.
Tell us about your event!
Coldest Night Of The Year
Gathering feels good. And in the Coldest Night of the Year, we can gather for good. We can get together to walk and fundraise for people in our community experiencing hunger, hurt, and homelessness.
We invite you to join us for Coldest Night of the Year each year, hosted by the Orangeville Food Bank, raising funds for a well-nourished community.
Give A Row, Grow A Row
Donate your garden vegetables to help feed people in need.
If you are interested in participating in this program – it’s easy!
Simply dedicate a row in your garden for the Food Bank.
Once the produce is ready to donate please harvest it and wash it and bring it into the Food Bank during one of the following days/times when volunteers will be ready to accept your donation.
At Harvest Time...
Bring in your donation of garden vegetables grown with care.
Monday – Friday 9:00 am- 4:30pm
Tuesday Nights 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Wednesday Nights 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
If these times do not work please contact the Food Bank to arrange another time.
Which Vegetables Are
Best To Donate?
Root vegetables are best; however, any produce that can be easily handled and stored, including broccoli, cabbage, carrots, peas, beans, tomatoes, radishes, parsnips, sweet peppers, and summer squash (including zucchini) are welcome. Your donation, whether it’s a handful of green beans, a bag of beets, or a truckload of zucchini, will be appreciated and put to good use.
Grocery Store Donations
3 items per week = 156 potential meals in one year!
Consider making food donations part of your weekly shopping experience. Purchase a pre-packaged bag of assorted food items at the checkout, or purchase a few extra items from our “Most Needed Items” list, and place them in the Food Bank bin. Our local food stores all support the Orangeville Food Bank.