We have received overwhelming community support and have successfully completed our 2023 application cycle!
We appreciate your interest and encourage you to follow us @vanfoodbank for updates. The application portal will reopen in 2024 based on operational needs.
"I feel like I am contributing to a good cause with genuinely good people. I remember seeing a tiktok video of a client from Peru reviewing and preparing the food we had given them, it helped me realize that, although we do not always have time to have lengthy conversations with the clients, our presence does make a change; and that at the end of the day: people have food on their table."
"I love meeting all kinds of people from different cultures and backgrounds, be that a client, fellow volunteers or full-time staff. It feels like a collaborative effort. I refer to many full-time staff and volunteers as not just colleagues but friends."
"I realize the value that volunteering brings to both the organization and the volunteer, and I have been lucky enough to be able to schedule my volunteering into my work week."
"Volunteering at the GVFB has allowed me to play a small part in helping food get out to people in need. As a warehouse volunteer, there is always something to do, offering the perfect opportunity to stay active and healthy. It's a mutually beneficial experience where I help those in need and feel good doing it."
"It was very enjoyable to chat with the clients and work as a team with the staff and other volunteers who were all friendly and made great friends. An additional unexpected bonus was that I am much stronger from lifting potato and onion bags so often!"