Volunteers Needed (Long-term): Drivers, Grocery Store Food Donation Pick-ups

Job Title: (Adult Volunteers) Drivers, Grocery Store Food Donation Pick-ups

Purpose: Pick up food donations from the Kanata Food Cupboard donation bins located within various grocery stores in Kanata, and deliver the donations to the Kanata Food Cupboard Warehouse. Along with other volunteers, the Grocery Store Food Pick-Up Drivers represent the Kanata Food Cupboard and the volunteers ensure that the food donations are picked up in a timely manner in order to meet client needs.

Location: The Kanata Food Cupboard Warehouse, 340 Legget Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 1Y6

Key Responsibilities:

  • Pick up food donations from assigned (i.e. stores will be divided between drivers) grocery stores in a timely manner, and deliver the food to the Warehouse within the same timeframe.
  • Unload food donations from your vehicle to the Warehouse
  • Provide an estimated food donation poundage based on the Kanata Food Cupboard guidelines
  • Sign the Volunteer Log-in Book.


  • Valid driver’s license
  • Access to a vehicle (i.e. preferably a truck/van/SUV) to transport food donations
  • Ability to do heavy lifting.

Reports To: Kanata Food Cupboard Volunteer Coordinator

Time Commitment: One weekday morning per week for approximately 2 hours (i.e. 9:00a.m.- 11a.m.)

Qualifications: Pleasant manner, patience, dependability, and a sense of humour!

Support: Training will be provided by the Volunteer Coordinator and current Grocery Store Food Pick-Up Drivers if desired

Mileage Expense Claims: The Kanata Food Cupboard offers Mileage Expense Claim Forms to be submitted monthly

Dress Code: Casual, seasonal; closed-toe & comfortable shoes required. Steel-toe boots/shoes recommended. No sandals please!

How To Apply: Email the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@kanatafoodcupboard.ca