Volunteer

FAMSAC is a community service, operated by local volunteers and supported entirely within the community. FAMSAC is always in need of volunteers, with opportunities such as:

  • Collecting food from grocery store collection points
  • Sorting food
  • Packing hampers
  • Monitoring incoming calls
  • Intake and assessment processes for new participants
  • Assisting clients at the food cupboard
  • Delivering hampers to those who are unable to collect theirs
  • Organizing food drives
  • Helping with fundraising

If you are interested in volunteering for this important cause, e-mail us or call 613-820-5428 and leave your name and telephone number. Someone will get back to you.

High school students receive volunteer hours for their time.

Why are Food Banks Important?

According to the Ontario Association of Food Banks, almost 360,000 Ontarians, including 120,000 children, turn to food banks each month.

The annual Hunger Report published by Food Banks Canada notes that most of those who access food banks have incomes that are too low to cover even the most basic needs.  While many of those needing help are on social assistance or rely on disability-related income support, others are employed or rely on pensions or student loans. Because of a lack of affordable housing units, most pay market rates for rent and have little left over for food.