Stratford House of Blessing Food Bank is a non-profit organization and we depend on volunteers in order to maintain our operations.
If you're interested in joining our team, you'll be asked to submit an application form and speak with our Volunteer Coordinator to determine how you can best contribute based on your skills, interests, and availability. Some people may be required to complete a background check, depending on their desired role.
Please visit our Open Positions section to see our current needs. If your desired role is not listed, you can still submit an application that we will hold on file for when other positions open up.
Corporations interested in getting involved and students needing community service hours are invited to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator.
In 2023, our amazing volunteers donated
hours to keep our food bank running
🕥 Tuesday - 10:30AM - 12:00PM
🕜 Tuesday - 1:30PM - 3:00PM
🕥 Wednesday - 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Volunteer Delivery Driver
Delivery drivers are responsible for driving to designated addresses in our service area to drop off food packages to clients. We are looking for individuals and/or couples to commit to approximately 1.5 hours a week.
The perfect fit will have the following:
🚗 Their own vehicle to use for deliveries
🚗 A valid G license and insurance
🚗 The ability to lift and carry packages up to 50lbs
🚗 A clean background check
Empty Bowls Committee
The Empty Bowls Committee oversees Stratford House of Blessing Food Bank's largest fundraiser and is responsible for planning this year's event, being held November 1, 2024 at the Rotary Complex.
The perfect fit will have any of the following:
🥣 A passion for fighting hunger
🥣 A desire to build connections with local businesses and represent Stratford House of Blessing Food Bank in the community to source donations and support
🥣 Experience with ceramic arts and/or a willingness to oversee bowl painting
🥣 Previous experience in fundraising or event planning
The time commitment required for this role is flexible and can be discussed.
Seasonal volunteers help us collect and sort food during food drives.
This year, our big food drives are scheduled for the following dates:
🌷 March 23, 2024
🍁October 5, 2024
🎄 November 30, 2024
Food drive volunteers act as brand ambassadors for our food bank, encourage donations and collect donated food.
Food sorting volunteers come in after food drives to check expiry dates on dated food and place food in designated areas.