Food Programming Volunteers


  • Do you enjoy cooking and sharing your enthusiasm with others?
  • Are you concerned about food security issues in your community?
  • Do you want to learn new skills and meet new people?

Get Your Apron On!

Help us whip up a variety of edible and educational experiences for all ages. We're planning a series of food programs promoting the joy of cooking and the benefits of healthy eating.

We’ll provide everything you need. And yes, even the apron.

How to get started 

  1. Take a look below at what opportunities need your help.
  2. Click the “Volunteer Now” link to submit your online application.
  3. Library staff will connect with you to set up a brief, virtual interview.

Keep checking back. We'll be adding new projects.


Kids in the Kitchen Delivery

Who will you be helping? Families in your community who need assistance in accessing healthy food and creating affordable healthy meals at home.

Who are you? You enjoy being part of a team and take pride in supporting your community by helping to address food issues through removing barriers to healthy food and food literacy.

What will you be doing? Once a week, on a set day, you will pick up your “In the Kitchen” delivery boxes from your assigned library and deliver them to the registered participants in the program. There may be additional positions available for packing of the boxes, depending on location.

Halifax North
Fridays/Saturdays

Woodlawn
Friday afternoons


Snack Packs

Who will you be helping? Community members who need an extra grab and go source of healthy food.

Who are you? You enjoy being part of a team and take pride in supporting your community by helping to address food issues.

What will you be doing? Once a week, for a 2-3 hour shift, you will join a small group of other volunteers and staff in assembling small paper bags of snack food. 


Grab & Go Snacks or Lunch

Who will you be helping? Community members who would benefit from a free, hot, and healthy lunchtime meal or a morning snack.

Who are you? You enjoy being part of a team and taking care of your community. You love to be in the kitchen, and your calling is to serve others.

What will you be doing? Once a week on a set day, you will join a small group of other volunteers and staff in a mix of tasks, from preparing and serving lunches for our Lunch to Go program to preparing or baking snacks for Friday's Takeaway Café.

Sackville
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Wednesdays, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursdays, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Fridays, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Runs mid-September to mid-December


Volunteer Now!

Questions? Email mackenh@halifax.ca

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