The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 situation a Global Pandemic. We take this situation very seriously with our top priority being the safety of our staff, volunteers and clients.
In the effort to stem the spread of Covid-19, it is imperative that you read and comply with the following:
What you can expect from us:
Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at: www.alberta.ca/covid19
Create a positive Food Bank experience for our clients by answering phones and greeting the public during program or drop in times. Administrative volunteers also book appointments, meet with clients and update client files accordingly.
The Food Bank runs on donations and our warehouse volunteers are constantly sorting and shelving these donations. Demands are greater with large food drives where we post casual warehouse opportunities but we also have volunteers come in on a weekly basis to keep the shelves stocked. Warehouse volunteers also create Hampers for our clients, taking care to customize according to the dietary needs of family members.
Love being behind the wheel? Volunteer as one of our drivers picking up food donations from community partners and delivering them to the Food Bank. Drivers also deliver Meals on Wheels orders and deliver Snack Attack packages to the schools.
Valid driver's license and car insurance required or ability to be insured to use the Food Bank Van.
All hands on deck! Casual volunteers help with food drives and special events. These energetic volunteers help behind-the-scenes at various events to raise awareness of food insecurity in our community. Although we have temporarily suspended all public events to comply with public health measures, you can still add your name to the list for when we can get out into out community.
These volunteers help ensure that no child in Chestermere goes hungry. We have valuable programs at all the local schools such as After the Bell and the Snack Attack to provide students with the nourishment they need to focus on school. We have also taken over the Backpack Program to provide Backpacks to children in need.
We are currently looking to fill the following vacancies on our Board of Directors:
Love to shop? These volunteers communicate with our Hamper Volunteers to determine what food is required, shop for perishables and deliver food to the food bank. They watch for sales at local grocery stores and shop strategically to maximize purchases.
Community Garden volunteers act as part of a team to plant, maintain, weed and harvest the Food Bank's 3 urban plots and 1 rural plot. This is a seasonal volunteer opportunity.
Integrity – Ensuring every interaction with stakeholders is confidential, respectful and professional.
Compassion – We strive to provide service in a discreet and empathetic manner.
Equality – No matter where we come from or what we have, life events can impact us all. We are all equal in our need for food.
Partnership – We are committed to enhancing our current relationships and working with our community to build new ones.
The Chestermere Regional Food Bank Foundation has been in operation since September 2007 and is run by a group of dedicated volunteers.
The Food Bank serves the City of Chestermere and the surrounding rural areas.