News Updates

We will be Closed

We will be closed for food distribution on Monday, May 18, 2015 for Victoria Day!

A Big Thank You to the Gloucester North Lions

We were the recipients of a cheque for $3000 as a result of part of the donations for the Magical Village held at Place d’Orleans in December 2014.

Danusha’s 3rd Annual Diaper Drive!

Thanks so much to everyone who donated so generously to this event.  We will not have to buy diapers for many weeks!

Colonel By Secondary teacher recognized

Michel Belanger, head of Guidance at Colonel By Secondary School, was recognized for organizing food drives for the GEFC, along with students, for many years.  He will be retiring at the end of this school year.  Thank you for many years of dedicated service.

Calling all schools, churches and businesses…

Would you like to hold a food drive on our behalf?  Click here to find out more : How to do a Food Drive?

How Your Donations Help

We understand that you are constantly sollicited and that you want to better understand how your donations are managed and distributed. At the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard, we accept two main types of donations – food and cash donations -, which are entirely redistributed to those in need.

  • We continue to accept donations as listed, on our ‘Donate’ page
  • Cash and money donations are used to purchase milk, eggs, school snacks, cereal, pasta and canned goods for distribution.
  • Your food donations are checked, sorted and put on the shelves for distribution for those in need.
  • We are set up so that clients can choose, using a point system, the items that they prefer from each of the food categories. We feel it is important to maintain the ability to make individual choices.
  • We have perishable items available, fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), milk, eggs, sliced cheese, every time we distribute food. We use donated monies to purchase the milk eggs and cheese.
  • Any food items that don’t fit into categories as listed in Canada’s Food Guide, are made available for clients in the ‘Food Extras’ section, and do not take any points away from the other food groups.
  • Thank you to all of the individuals and groups that donate to us and support us on a regular basis. We appreciate the regular and continued support and value every donation that is made!

Interested in learning more?  Call 613-749-4728, anytime, to arrange a tour or have your questions answered.

Success Story (Names have been changed)

Alice is a single mom with two children. She found herself laid off from her job, so returned to school to train for another career.  During her studies, she worked a part-time job and also had a student loan, but found it very difficult to pay all of her bills and clothe and feed her family.  She was able to come to get food to feed her family until she completed her course of study. She is now looking for full-time employment and is very hopeful that, one day, she will be a donor to the Food Cupboard. Her financial responsibilities have been overwhelming and being able to come for food has helped to ease her financial burden.

 

 

 

 

 

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