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Food Hamper Delivery

When the need for food bank hamper deliveries was identified, we recruited and coordinated volunteers to do the job. Starting with just one food bank in east Ottawa, we have grown to serve 9 (and growing!) across the city, supported by a dedicated pool of over 150 volunteers. We plan to develop the food hamper delivery service into a permanent solution for the city’s food banks.

Recruiting, training, and deploying volunteers for deliveries can get a bit complicated. Working with a local company, Bloomerang, technology for volunteer management is being integrated with software to map a delivery route — reducing hours of work — and building a long-term technological solution. 

Thank you

Volunteering with Gopher-it Cares is a great way to give back to your community and make an impact directly.