Groups or teams wishing to volunteer at the Food Bank will be put on a waiting list until we can find an appropriate event for your group. Thank you so much for your interest in helping others.


At present we are looking for volunteers to help as drivers, swampers (driver’s assistants who help load and unload the truck) and people to do warehousing. These positions are labour-intensive so applicants should be able to lift up to 23 kilograms (50 pounds). For more details about applying see below.

This year the Strathcona Food Bank won the 2022 Mayor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievements and contributions in Strathcona County. This recognition is a direct result of the tremendous strength of our devoted volunteers.

Did you know?

The Strathcona Food Bank is 100% volunteer run! There are no paid staff at the SFB. We depend on our amazing volunteers to operate. And what an incredible bunch of volunteers they are!

Did you know?

In 2022, we had 163 volunteers who donated 25,869 volunteer hours, that’s equivalent to 12.5 full time employees.

Did you know?

Volunteers at the SFB come from all stages of life, from young people to retired folks. There is a place for everyone at the Strathcona Food Bank.

Did you know?

Volunteer jobs include such things as drivers, hamper packers, intake staff, sorters, special events volunteers among many others.

We say a HUGE thank you to all the dedicated, wonderful Strathcona Food Bank volunteers during this special week and all year round.

If you are interested in volunteering and becoming part of our team, please email us at strathconafoodbank@shaw.ca or call 780-449-6413 


Strathcona Food Bank operates a 16 ft. cube van and our Drivers\Packers pack, collect and deliver donations from grocery stores and businesses early each morning. They also collect from churches, schools and businesses during food drives.

Drivers are subject to a Driver’s Abstract, obtained by the Food Bank, and must carry a valid Class 5 driver’s license.  Applicants will train with regular drivers/packers. Minimum age 25 years.

Driving hours of operation:

Monday – Friday  7:00 am -10:30 am

*Occasionally, additional hours are required.


Our in-house volunteers carry out a variety of tasks, including answering telephones/taking applications, sorting donations, repackaging food, building food hampers, stocking shelves and organizing and cleaning the warehouse.  Applicants will train with one of our experienced volunteers after which a regular weekly shift would be assigned. Minimum age 18 years.

We have 4 shifts available, Monday – Friday

1)  9:00 am – noon

2)  1:00 pm – 4 pm,

Thursday evenings 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm,

and Saturday from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Thank you for giving some of your valuable time to assist those in need!