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Christmas Help


Organization: Food for Thought net-café

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Dec 4, 2020


Help us spread Holiday Cheer in these difficult times. Food for Thought will be preparing ad distributing about 6000 special Christmas meals from December 13 to December 23. Help is needed to package and deliver the meals and see lots of thankful and smiling faces all across Ottawa.
All safety and social distancing measures will be taken care of . The prepared food needs to be packaged in containers. Also, drivers needed to take the meals to locations across the city (Only drop off , no actual contact required at any location)


Anupama Potdar


Volunteer Opportunity Address
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa


Good for people interested in: COVID-19 Light Touch Volunteering; Food preparation and services

You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Experience working with large scale operation of cooking, packaging and distribution of food. Further opportunities for work might arise and volunteers already working will be given preference.
Lots of smiles, cheer and warm hearts to take home .

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); Families; Groups; New Canadians

Suitable for community service hours: Yes