Our Food Bank relies on the Volunteers to provide the necessary manpower to maintain the day to day operations of the Food Bank. We are so grateful for these Volunteers who give of their time and energy.
COVID-19 UPDATE We are happy to announce that we are once again accepting food donations! Please ensure that the best before date is valid for any food donated -- we cannot accept food that is past the best before date.
Masks are now optional inside the foodbank, however you will be asked to wear a mask if you are presenting covid-19 symptoms as a precaution to keep our volunteers and other foodbank users safe. Please be respectful of each individual's choice to wear or not wear a mask.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
The Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank offers a rewarding and exciting opportunity to serve our communities and make a difference in the lives of our Clients.
If you are interested, please come into the Food Bank and pick up a registration form or contact a member of your Church about volunteering. Questions about volunteering can be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 705-461-3663.
How you help
Performing various tasks such as sorting food, cleaning, organizing, stocking shelves, packing food for clients
Assisting with administrative tasks
Assisting at special events in support of the ELEFB
Organizing local food drives
Becoming a member of our Board of Directors
Helping to spread the word by speaking clubs and groups about the impact of the ELEFB in the community
The definition of a volunteer, as per the Collins Dictionary is:
A person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking; a person who performs a service willingly and without pay.
The Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank has been “blessed” over the past thirty (30) years to have been staffed by community residents who exemplify this definition. These amazing individual’s do not expect accolades or acknowledgement. They give freely of their time, energy, and good will. Without our Volunteers we would not be able to operate our Food Bank.
Our Volunteers perform a variety of functions, from unloading delivery trucks, stocking shelves, packing hampers, serving our clients, and cleaning the building. They come in no matter what the weather. They make our service a critical component in the City’s Community Wellness Program. These dedicated individuals exemplify that “charity begins at home”, as they serve those less fortunate in our community.
We acknowledge the great service you have provided for the past thirty (30) year and we extend a very heartfelt Thank You and my God Bless You.