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Would you like to help feed hungry children?

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Would you like to help feed hungry children?
Date Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Organization Name: The Children's Foundation of Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin- Food & Friends program.
Organization Contact: Brenda Walsh
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: How do you feel when you are hungry?

Think about how you feel when you have missed breakfast and have to go about your day on an empty stomach. Currently over 2000 students in Dufferin are currently going to school hungry. Food and Friends helps to feed hungry children.

Many children and youth involved in our programs arrive at school without the proper nutrition to allow them to focus in class. You can help to support these children by getting involved with your local student nutrition programs.

Local schools in need of volunteers include:

Shelburne schools
Glenbrook Public School
Hyland Heights Public School
Centennial Hylands Elementary School

Orangeville schools
Westside Secondary School
Montgomery Village Public School
St. Peter’s Catholic School (Dufferin Peel School Board)
Princess Margaret Public School
Mono Amaranth Pubic School

Schools in rural area of Dufferin
Grand Valley Public School
Primrose Elementary School
East Garafraxa Public School
Laurelwoods Elementary School

East Wellington school
St. John Brebeuf Catholic School
Brisbane Elementary School
Rockwood Centennial Public School
Erin District High School
Erin Public School
Ecole Harris Mill Public School

Type of Organization: Child and Family Service
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Any Age
  • Youth
  • Adult (18 +)
  • Family or Group
  • Business/employer supported group
Duties / Roles / Activities: A wide range of duties are required to help maintain a student nutrition program. The following are tasks that are carried out. Choose one duty or all.

* Assist in the set-up of the breakfast, lunch or snack program facilities.
*Set up tables and chairs, buffet table or preparing bins for a snack program.
*Prepare the daily menu, this may involved chopping up fruit and vegetables, making toast and egg etc
*Provide a warm and friendly welcome to the children as they arrive at the breakfast program.
*Serve convenient and nutritious foods to children.
*Encourage children to try a variety of foods, providing appropriate portions with respect to dietary restrictions and child development
*In a snack program the server may be responsible for distributing bins to the classrooms
*Ensure the facilities are left clean and tidy which may include washing dishes/bins or loading a dishwasher, sweeping floors, wiping counters, making sure food is put away and stored properly, and putting away tables and chairs or bins.
*Complete inventory of food and supplies. Create a list of items needed considering the menu planned.
* Store all items purchased in the assigned storage area(s) – fridge, freezer, cupboards.
*Shopping for food.
*Monthly and yearly reporting.
*Fundraising and grant writing.
* Always bring a smiling face!
Sample Tasks: During the programs operations volunteers are encouraged to interact with the students in a fun and safe atmosphere. For many students these programs provide a healthy start to their day. What better way to start your day then to help the children of our community.Some roles a volunteer would assist with would include Food Prep and Grocery Shopping.
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): Yes
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: No
Commitment Length / Duration: Moderate Term (3 months to 1 year)
Training Required:
  • None
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for Children / Youth
  • Driving / Transportation
  • Education / Mentoring / Tutoring
  • Administrative / Office Work / Business / Accounting Services
  • Event Planning / Fundraising and special events
  • Arts / Creative Activities / Design
  • Marketing / Communications / Public Relations
Skills / Experience: Food handling skills are an asset but not necessary. Pleasant demeanor a must.
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