330 MacNaughton Avenue, Moncton

1 (506) 383 4281 ext 2

Food Depot Alimentaire

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How to Help

Donation & Volunteer Opportunities

In Memoriam

Individuals, families and organizations may wish to honor a deceased loved one through a memorial donation. Memorial cards are available at local funeral homes and the Food Depot Alimentaire office. We’re also able to accommodate charitable donation bequests as part of estate planning or from a deceased estate.

*As a registered charitable organization, we can provide a tax receipt for monetary donations over $20.00. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone number and email address.

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Food Drives and Fundraisers

Many local businesses have donated their time to organizing food drives for Food Depot Alimentaire. If your organization wishes to host a food drive on our behalf, let us know at info@fooddepot.ca. We’ll ensure you receive our support and appreciation.

Food Donations

If you’d like to make an individual food donation, drop-off locations are available at many major grocery stores including Sobeys, Superstore and Costco throughout the year.

Donations can also be made directly at 330 MacNaughton Avenue. Items we always need include:

  • Fresh fruit, vegetables etc.
  • Canned goods including soup, fruit, vegetables, beans etc.
  • Canned lunch meat
  • Dried pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, Mr. Noodles etc.
  • Cereal, oatmeal and granola bars
  • Instant pudding, apple sauce and peanut butter
  • Sugar, tea, coffee, juice and juice boxes
  • Diapers (especially larger sizes), baby food and formula

Want to Volunteer?

Our volunteers uphold the goals of our organization by devoting their time to all our day-to-day operations including delivery, administration, special events and warehouse/general labour. If you’re interested in using an hour or two of your time to make a difference, let us know today!

Corporate Partnerships

Our corporate partnerships ensure Food Depot Alimentaire’s continued success by providing the following:

• Large food donations (fresh, frozen and dry)
• Monetary donations
• Sponsorship for fundraising events, etc.

If your organization is interested in helping families in need, contact us for more information.

Available Positions

If you’d like to volunteer here are some of the positions we are looking to fill.

volunteer intake greeter

To greet the clients as they enter the centre or call, and ensure they have an appointment and direct them to wait or to go into intake.
Key responsibilities would be: to provide an environment that is safe and non-judgmental, make appointments over phone or walk-ins, ensure that coffee/tea/snacks are available for clients, keeping the area of that station tidy and clean. If the clients list of the day have any reviews scheduled, collecting files from cabinet to ensure that the intake worker receives when the client is called in then return those files at the end of the day.
Other duties if required, subject to changes.

Qualifications: Excellent customer service skills, Strong communication skills, maintain a positive non-judgmental attitude, Computer skills an asset.
Please contact Monica at 804-4941

Intake worker/reviewer

This volunteer will meet one on one with the client, which will take place in a private office space allocated for that purpose for confidentiality.
Key responsibilities: reviewer may be required to do a financial assessment to reveal the need for the visits to the centre for service and offer information and
resources. Verifies client is registered in the computer system using their current up to date NB Medicare card for the individual and the others in the household if any, verifies the current address. Input info for communicating the notes pertinent to the client and make an appointment for the following visit, food count is recorded. Subject to change, other duties as required

Qualifications: Excellent customer service skills, strong communication skills, positive attitude and non-judgmental computer skills an asset
Please contact Monica at 804-4941

Front centre distributor/worker

These volunteers will be able to work well with others, maintain a positive non-judgmental attitude, good communication skills adaptable to change, follow direction from team leaders that we have designated to provide the day to day requirements of product distribution etc. May have duties change on day to day and then helping others if you see the need once you are through for cleaning, defrosting freezers, cleaning lunch area.

Qualifications: Ability to follow direction and work as a team player, Have a positive attitude, energetic, some mobility, reaching, bending, lifting.
Please contact Monica at 804-4941

Back centre distributor/ warehouse worker

The receiving of shipments working with the volunteer from warehouse deliveries, and other sources of deliveries there will be a need to wear proper outerwear, footwear weather pending. Needs to have the ability to have good communication with all other workers to inform the product information, quantity and other. There is a day to day change and adaptability to the changes and other working volunteers. A team player is a must. Ability to move, bend, lift, fast paced at times environment
Other Key responsibilities: Clean workspace, safety and respect for others working, creating crates and following food guides for expiry or other conditions to be safe. Workflow for everyone sharing that work space. Replenishing out front stock as needed, product code marking, sorting, packing, repacking, portioning. And any other duties as required and subject to change.

Qualifications: Ability to follow direction well and adapt to change, work as a team player and liaison between centre and depot at times, physically challenging at times, lifting, bending, reaching, keeping the area clean and tidy maintain always fire exit clearings. Maintain a positive attitude.
Please contact Monica at 804-4941

Garden caretakers

Volunteers can be responsible for overall maintenance of the front garden beds, property landscape, and the Community Garden in the back. Duties include pulling weeds, prepping soil, adding soil, planting, watering and tending to the plants, cleaning the parking lot and grass area, picking up garbage around the property, other general cleaning and caretaking.
Time requirement- one to 5 shifts per week
Please contact Chantal Executive Director Chantal.senecal@fooddepot.ca

Facilitators

Volunteers can develop and facilitate mini workshops on subjects related to food security, finances, mental health, and basic life skills.
Time requirement – as schedule allows.
Please contact Chantal Executive Director Chantal.senecal@fooddepot.ca

Kitchen Catalyst

A volunteer that would like to lead a group of community members in an activity that utilizes the Medavie Community Kitchen and aligns with its mandate. Have an idea for an activity or group? Have kitchen expertise? The Medavie Community Kitchen is looking for facilitators and program leaders to fill out its activity calendar.
Please contact our kitchen coordinator at adam.obrien@fooddepot.ca

Kitchen Community Crew
Anyone who wants to participate in the Medavie Community Kitchen. No expertise or cooking skill needed. Just a positive attitude and a will to help. From food preservation, community meals, fundraising and more; the Medavie Community Kitchen will need an amazing crew to work!
To join the Crew, contact our kitchen coordinator at adam.obrien@fooddepot.ca

Food Depot Warehouse Driver Requirements

FDA operates three delivery trucks from our warehouse. Driver’s license certification for 5 Ton (Class 5*air brakes), Class 5 for Cube Vans, driving abstracts and a demonstration of ability will be required prior to drivers being allowed to operate the delivery trucks.

FDA certified personnel will assist potential drivers/operators to become qualified by providing equipment orientation sessions. FDA equipment and vehicles shall be operated by authorized personnel only who are expected to accept responsibility for the safe operation of the equipment or vehicle at all
times. Contact: Ken.Canning@fooddepot.ca

Fork Lift and Power Jacks

A valid certificate of training and a demonstration of ability will be required prior to operation of warehouse forklift. We use Power Jacks in our warehouse as well as hand jacks, training is provided and steel toe footwear is a requirement.
Contact Ken.canning@fooddepot.ca

Sorting of food products

Volunteers in our Warehouse sort and mark off barcodes of the food we collect from food drives, as well as food collected on a daily basis from our local stores and businesses, cans and dry goods are checked for expiry dates and damages. Volunteers help in the preparation of food orders that we send to 33 Agencies in South East New Brunswick.
Contact: Ken.canning@fooddepot.ca

Food Drives and special events

Several times per year Food Depot Alimentaire has on-site events where we collect food and donations, Volunteers greet people and accept the food with the assistance of FDA staff, it is then brought back to our warehouse on 330 MacNaughton Ave for processing.
Contact Chantal.Senecal@fooddepot.ca

Administrative duties

Volunteers would assist our Administrative Manager with Filing of receipts, answering phones, and light office duties as well as recording and tracking of volunteer hours
Contact: Chantal.senecal@fooddepot.ca

Volunteers for Light duty cleaning

Our warehouse offices require light-duty dusting and cleaning a few times per week, there is no heavy lifting required and any help is greatly appreciated.
Contact: Ken.canning@fooddepot.ca

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330 MacNaughton Avenue, Moncton, NB E1H 2K1

(506) 383-4281

info@fooddepot.ca