How to Help

Donation & Volunteer Opportunities

How to Donate

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 your local food bank. 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?

To volunteer please contact any local food bank, your local school or send us an email at info@fooddepot.ca

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.

Food Depot Warehouse Driver Requirements

FDA operates five 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.

Contact: Ken.Canning@fooddepot.ca

Power Jacks

A valid certificate of training and a demonstration of ability will be required. 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 62 Agencies Provincially.
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 Warehouse@foodepot.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: Info@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