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NDG Food Depot

NDG Food Depot

Le Depot alimentaire NDG

The NDG Food Depot strives to eliminate hunger in a manner that ensures dignity, community engagement and the development of human potential. We have been serving NDG and the surrounding Montreal boroughs since 1986 and have been an independent charitable organization since 2003.

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NDG Food Depot
Le Depot alimentaire NDG

2121 Oxford, Montreal, QC H4A2X7

NDG Food Depot url http://www.depotndg.org/

NDG Food Depot Phone Number 514-483-4680

NDG Food Depot Email address benevole@depotndg.org



Volunteer Information for NDG Food Depot

What services does your organization provide?
Emergency food basket distribution, home delivery of emergency food baskets (with health provider's reference), Good Food Box bulk-buying group for produce, drop-in for adults age 60-65, cooking classes, information and referral service, urban garden (seasonally), produce mini-market (seasonally).


Do you have any age requirements?
Generally, high-school is the minimum age requirement; occasionally we host groups of younger children as volunteers, or younger children help at our annual Food Drive with their families.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
French is needed for certain volunteer roles. Additional languages are very helpful, including Russian, Spanish, and Farsi.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Our volunteers typically volunteer about 3 hours per week.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
For driver volunteers, a car and drivers' license is required. For other volunteer roles, no specific skills or experience are required.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Volunteer drivers are always in demand, to make food pick-ups or to deliver emergency food baskets in the home delivery program. Volunteers who work independently in the community organizing food drives or fundraisers to support the emergency baskets program and other programs. Volunteers are also needed to make baskets, package food, greet and screen service users, etc.


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Yes, each volunteer is trained in their role one-on-one during their first shift by a more experienced volunteer or staff person.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Driving to make food pick-ups or to deliver emergency food baskets in the home delivery program; independently organizing food drives or fundraisers; making baskets, packaging food, greeting and screening service users, cleaning, etc.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with NDG Food Depot?
The NDG Food Depot is more than just a food bank, it is a community hub, and a place where community and relationships are built. Volunteers here typically find that over time, they develop friendships and relationships with others who work or volunteer here, and with the community itself, through the time that they give.


Do you accept high school students?
Yes, we do.




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