Volunteer

The Manna Food Bank is run entirely by volunteers. If you’re willing and available to lend a hand, there are several ways you can volunteer for the Manna Food Bank.

Join a Manna Team

Commitment: three hours every four weeks.

The Food bank is open Tuesdays and Fridays weekly, and there are eight teams of four or five people on duty once every four weeks.

  • The pre-interviewer handles the initial paperwork.
  • The interviewer meets briefly with every client to discuss their current life situation.
  • Two or three packers assemble the designated food items. The food orders are unique to each client, based on preferences, family numbers and ages.

Contact us to learn more.

Volunteer during a special event such as a food drive.

Manna volunteers gather at YIGs food drive

Manna volunteers pose during a food drive at YIGs in Bracebridge

Commitment: Usually a few hours, in accordance with the event. Manna benefits from at least two food drives every year. The largest one is the Fall Food Drive, organized by the Muskoka Oldtimers Hockey Club, which takes place around Thanksgiving. And we sometimes organize special fundraising events and food drives.

If you think you’d like to come out as a driver, packer, runner or organizer, give us a call today! We will put you on our list and when the time approaches we’ll call and ask if you’re available. Contact us to learn more.

High School Students: Get your community service hours!

Volunteers at the Fall Food Drive 2009

Volunteers get into the spirit at the Fall Food Drive 2009

Commitment: A few hours as needed.

Come out and lend a hand during a food drive and earn community service hours. It’s fun, and you’ll be glad you did. Contact us to learn more.

Join our Board of Directors

Commitment: One meeting a month, usually the second Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m., plus ongoing assistance as required.  If you are interested in joining our board, let us know.

Contact us to learn more. By phone: leave a message at 705.646.0114 or email us at info@mannafoodbank.ca.

Thank you in advance. We’d love to welcome you aboard.