We are open the following days of the week:
Mon 6:30-8:30 pm
Wed 12:00-2:00 pm
Fri 9:30-11:30 am
You can get food at the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard if you live in North Gloucester, Pineview and West Orleans.
You may receive approximately a 4 day supply of emergency food in a Crisis Situation, normally once a month. You must come to the food cupboard at one of the times we are open.
We cannot deliver food to clients!
Please Bring: Identification for everyone who needs food and proof of your address. Some acceptable types of identification are: recent driver’s license, bills, direct deposit slips and drug or dental cards.
Giving Tuesday is a new global movement that was originally started in 2012 by the UN foundation. It is held on the first Tuesday after American Thanksgiving, which means December 2nd 2014 this year! We’ve all heard of black Friday and Cyber Monday but now it’s time for Giving Tuesday! Its goal is to encourage people to volunteer and give back to the community. There are many ways you can join in! Check it out at givingtuesday.ca and spread the word on social media #GivingTuesdayCA #UNselfie
Kicking off ‘Giving Tuesday’, the Pineview Community Association is holding a food drive on our behalf, on Tuesday, December 2nd at the Gloucester Centre. There will be a donation box in place to encourage people to bring their donations. This effort will bring together local organisations, community members and city representatives to publicize this campaign. Our Executive Coordinator, Gwen Bouchard will also be in attendance.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, an online contribution can be made through https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/gloucester-emergency-food-cupboard/
Consider sponsoring a family with a Christmas hamper in December. Contact Gwen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sponsored by the Gloucester North Lions Club from Nov. 30 – Dec.24 at Place d’Orleans. Explore this miniature village that sparks the imagine. The GEFC is one of the beneficiaries from donations for this popular spectacle.
Why do we need food banks in a country as rich as Canada? Hunger Count 2014 is just out and answers this question based on statistics collected across the country in March 2014. Our statistics are also a part of this report! Check it out!! http://www.foodbankscanada.ca/
Would you like to hold a food drive on our behalf? Click here to find out more : How to do a Food Drive?
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.
Interested in learning more? Call 613-749-4728, anytime, to arrange a tour or have your questions answered.
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.