St. Vincent Place is currently planning for our annual Big Blue Box Food Drive, and we’re looking for a few more volunteers.
This year, the drive takes place on Saturday, September 21.
We are in need of volunteer drivers with vehicles to drive the specified routes collecting donations, as well as runners to travel with the drivers. Collection begins at 10:00 am and usually lasts from one to two hours, depending on the route.
We’re also looking for individuals to sort the donations once they arrive at our food bank, from about 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.
This year, we’re also hoping to find some volunteers to help drop off flyers in mailboxes in their neighbourhoods in the week leading up to the event.
This is a great way to help those in need in our community, and for high school students to collect some volunteer hours.
Interested volunteers can contact Sara at [email protected], or call 705-253-2770 ext. 4. You can also find St. Vincent Place on Facebook (@StVincentPlace) and send Sara a message there.
What is our Big Blue Box Food Drive?
The event is a one-day push to help fill our food bank for the start of winter, and it makes donating easy. All you have to do is fill any box or bag with non-perishable goods and put it out to your curb by 10:00 am on September 21, then our volunteers come collect the donations.