Our volunteers are the heartbeat of our mission, embodying the spirit of community and compassion that drives our work.
Each individual's dedication and tireless efforts make a profound difference in the lives of those we serve,
ensuring that no one in our community goes hungry.
Whether sorting food donations, packing hampers, or assisting with distribution, our volunteers bring hope and relief to countless families and individuals. Their generosity and commitment is not just invaluable; it is the foundation upon which our food bank stands.
Simply put; without our volunteers, we would have no operation.
The total number of hours volunteers gave in 2023 was Maple Ridge - 14,731 and Pitt Meadows - 2,498.
Volunteering at the Friends In Need Food Bank offers a meaningful opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of those facing food insecurity.
As a volunteer, you'll play a crucial role in the distribution of essential food supplies to families and individuals who rely on this support for their daily sustenance.
Our dedicated volunteers enable us to assist an average of 120 clients a day and 17 community programs.
Supporting others - dedicate your time and effort to aid individuals in need.
Making connections - join a diverse community and establish new friendships.
Enhancing your wellbeing - boost your physical health, learn new skills and build your confidence.
Experiencing satisfaction - volunteering provides a sense of shared purpose, accomplishment and joy.
Volunteer requirements vary amongst roles.
General requirements are: to volunteer with the Friends In Need Food Bank you must be at least 16 years old and a resident of British Columbia.
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