Lend a hand at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank


Food Security
in Local

This November, THE A PROJECT will be partnering with three food-based charitable organizations in Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver to offer volunteer opportunities that focus on supporting food security in local communities. Volunteer your time and give back to your local community this Fall!

The volunteer shifts may include:

  • Shopping/Sorting/Warehouse: You will be sorting non-perishables, sorting/bagging perishables or building emergency hampers for clients. You may be required to lift up to 40lbs.
  • Distribution: You will be part of a fun and active team building hampers in carts or distributing food to clients. This shift may entail one on one interaction with food bank clients in need of food support.


The Calgary Food Bank is the first line of emergency food support for families and individuals facing crisis. As the city’s main charitable food hub and the most accessible food bank in Calgary, they have the capacity to serve families, individuals and organizations to fight hunger. The Calgary Food Bank relies solely on the generous support of the community and people like you!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
4:45-7:30pm MT

Calgary Food Bank
5000 11 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5 – map

Food Sorting / Food Distribution

Open to UBC alumni only. Registration is required.


Registration deadline: Friday, November 18, 2022 (or until spaces fill up).

Questions? Please contact alumni.volunteers@ubc.ca.

Volunteers interested in volunteering with the Calgary Food Bank will be required to complete a 20 minute Health and Safety online Training course and a COVID-19 self-assessment tool prior to participating.


Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue organization and is a global thought leader on perishable food redistribution. They operate at the intersection of hunger relief and environmental protection, tackling food loss and waste through food redistribution, research, awareness, and education, continually innovating and collaborating to ensure a more sustainable planet.

Thursday, November 24, 2022
1:00-3:00pm ET

Second Harvest
120 The East Mall
Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5V5 – map

Food Sorting

Open to UBC alumni only. Registration is required.


Registration deadline: Friday, November 18, 2022 (or until spaces fill up).

Questions? Please contact alumni.volunteers@ubc.ca.

Please note, Second Harvest in Toronto requires that all volunteers are double vaccinated in order to participate.


With a mission of “providing healthy food to those in need”, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) provides assistance to approximately 9,000 individuals monthly across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and the North Shore. Through specialized food nutrition programs they help ensure that children and seniors’ specific nutritional needs are met to help them thrive in each phase of life.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
3:30 – 7:30pm PT

Greater Vancouver Food Bank
295 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6A 4C1 – map


Open to UBC alumni only. Registration is required.


This event is currently full, to be added to a waitlist please contact alumni.volunteers@ubc.ca.

Questions? Please contact alumni.volunteers@ubc.ca.

Your personal information is collected by alumni UBC and will be shared with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. By submitting your personal information you are consenting to it being shared with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank for the purpose of contact and record keeping related to this volunteer position. It is also being shared with UBC, which is collecting it under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We may also use your contact information to update our alumni mailing lists, which are used by both alumni UBC and UBC to keep alumni informed about University news, events and initiatives, including fundraising.  Any questions about the collection or use of this information should be forwarded to alumni.ubc@ubc.ca.


THE A PROJECT is alumni UBC’s volunteer program focused on bringing our alumni community together to support community organizations. Through virtual, individual, and group volunteer opportunities we aim to support community organizations focused on protecting the environment, food security, and access to education and resources. Learn more about other opportunities available through THE A PROJECT here.