We are always looking for passionate food-security champions! We have many opportunities with our Good Food Program, Collective Cooking, Community Gardens, Emergency Food Hamper Program, and for help filling in for bingo sessions at the Timmins Gaming Centre. Volunteering offers a great opportunity to help out your community, meet new people, and have a little fun!
Below is some detailed information on current volunteer opportunities with ACT:
The Good Food Box Program requires volunteer assistance with sorting, packing, and/or delivering Good Food Boxes once a month.
The Good Food Market Program is a pop-up style produce market that currently runs on Wednesday afternoons, 3 to 4 times a month. Volunteers can assist with setting-up/taking down the market, helping attendees with their orders, loading and unloading the GFP van, etc.
The Collective Cooking Program requires help from volunteers to run the program. Duties focus on helping the program coordinator deliver programming and helping guide program participants.
The Community Gardens Program needs volunteer help weeding plots and maintaining the garden’s appearance.
The Emergency Food Hamper Program runs once a week, on Mondays. There are multiple areas that require volunteer help, including packing boxes, loading and unloading large non-perishable food orders into/from the van, and delivering the Food Hamper boxes.
Volunteers interested in helping with filling in bingo sessions must be 18 years or older to join. Volunteer sessions are open bi-weekly on Sunday’s from 11:30 – 1:45 pm at the Timmins Gaming Centre. Training will be provided to interested volunteers.
For more information on these opportunities, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Supporting our programs helps keep our community food-secure. There are many opportunities with our organization to raise funds. Some of our fundraisers are:
Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY):
CNOY is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities across Canada that serve people who are hungry, homeless, and hurting. In Timmins, funds raised go to Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins (ACT) to support the community work we do to increase access to affordable, healthy, and fresh food! Those who raise minimums ($150 for adults, $75 for children and youth 17 and under) will receive the 2021 CNOY toque as a thank you.
Enjoy a simple meal of hearty soup and artisanal bread in a bowl handcrafted by the clay artists of Northern College. Take home your empty bowl as a reminder of hunger in our community. This fundraiser is put on by the Kinette Club of Timmins, with funds raised donated to ACT!
The evening celebrates a great summer and growing season, and is an opportunity for gardeners, local food lovers and community members to meet and connect over a shared table of fabulous local seasonal food. The evening will also feature a Homegrown Silent Auction with proceeds to support the food security work of ACT.
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. Visit our Giving Tuesday page here.
Christmas Food Boxes (Ton in a Tundra):
In early December, we partner with James’ Toyota and other non-profit groups to collect donations at local grocers. All the food items collected are used to make food boxes, which are then delivered to individuals in our community who might not otherwise get to celebrate a holiday meal.
Another way to fund raise is by making a donation. We appreciate any amount you can give, or any help you can offer to raise funds.
To donate any of these items please contact us to arrange a pickup.
There are farmers’ fields of ways that you can donate to ACT! Whether it’s your time, an item from our wish list, financial support, or expertise, we would be ecstatic to have your help to continue the work we’re doing and to help us grow!