The People's Pantry: Sister Initiative- Volunteer Intake Form
Thank you for your interest in joining The People’s Pantry's Sister Initiative!

Our sister Initiative covers the Halton region (Burlington, Oakville, and Milton), plus Hamilton (Including Binbrook and Waterdown). We also cover requests for Mississauga, Kitchener, and Guelph whenever possible (we need volunteers for these areas the most!). If you want to volunteer in any of these cities, this is the form for you!

However, if you are interested in volunteering for our Toronto-based initiative, which covers requests for Toronto, *please visit our website* at: www.thepeoplespantryto.com/. Those interested in becoming a logistics volunteer (online), should also volunteer through our website, regardless of where you live.

The COVID-19 crisis has left many in our community struggling to access food as we are faced with mass unemployment and loss of income, excessive hoarding at grocery stores, reduced transportation options, and more. Particularly hard-hit communities include, but are not limited to, low-income and working-class families, QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans*, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour), single parents, sex workers, those living in precarious housing situations, those living with underlying medical conditions, those with disabilities, newly-arrived immigrants, and the elderly.

In response to the pandemic, The People's Pantry is a grassroots initiative providing home-cooked meals and grocery bundles to individuals and families living in or near the GTHA who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We serve those who are struggling financially or are otherwise unable to provide sufficient food for themselves and their family.

Please read the following REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERING carefully:

HEALTH:
Please do not volunteer if you are currently experiencing any of the following symptoms or have experienced them within the last 14 days:
- Fever
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fatigue
- Flu-like symptoms
- Upper respiratory symptoms
- Loss of taste and/or smell
- You have had close contact with someone in self-isolation or who is experiencing any of the above health symptoms within the last 14 days
- You have had close contact with someone who is awaiting test results or has otherwise been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days

TRAVEL:
Please do not volunteer if any of the following apply to you:
- You have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days
- You have had close contact with anyone who has travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days
- You have been in a crowd with 200+ people within the last 14 days

IF you meet all of the above requirements for volunteering, please fill out this form to the best of your abilities. If you do not meet any of the above requirements, please do not submit this form until you do meet the requirements.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: thepeoplespantrytoronto@gmail.com or to email the volunteer who manages our sister Initiative directly at jdacost5@yorku.ca, phone number: 5197022427. Visit our website to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!
Please note, our sister initiative is managed by only one of our admin volunteers (located in Burlington). In addition to this volunteer, we only have one other regular cook/grocer (in Hamilton). Please keep this in mind when volunteering.
Full name *
Email Address *
Instagram or Twitter handle *
As a completely grassroots based initiative, sharing photos of our volunteers and the work we do on social media is a key way we get community donations and support. Please provide any relevant social media handles below so we can tag you in posts. If you don't want to be tagged, please put "no tags"
Phone number *
Is your number a landline or a cellphone? *
Full address (including any applicable apartment/unit/suite number): *
Pronouns: *
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Where do you live? *
If you live in Brampton, please select "Mississauga;" if you live in Waterloo, please select "Kitchener"
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