Volunteers make our community stronger and more vibrant by giving the most precious gift: their time.
Hamilton Food Share can only collect and distribute food thanks to the contributions of volunteers. We celebrate their commitment during National Volunteer Week which runs from April 15 to 21 in Canada.
At Hamilton Food Share, most people who volunteer are running food drives in their schools, workplace, service clubs and places of worship. Thousands of people each year tirelessly and anonymously give their time to ensure food and money are collected to help our neighbours facing hunger.
Employee groups are vital to the success of our biggest events during the year. Purolator employees show up in force at the Tackle Hunger food drive during the Ticats Labour Day game. For many years, ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s TeamOrange has pitched in at the CP Holiday Train. And our Holiday Food Sorting Day in December requires 50 people from a number of companies in Hamilton.
2 of our longest serving volunteers work in the warehouse. 1 person has been with us fulltime for over 20 years and another has worked in many different areas of the operation for 14 years.
Hamilton Food Share is guided by a long-serving volunteer Board of Directors who review the health of the organization and help chart the future for supporting people in our community.
Check our Volunteering page often for new volunteer opportunities as they are added.