News Updates

We are closed Wednesday July 1st for Canada Day

Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 10 June 2020 at 7:00pm through Zoom online. This year in lieu of a guest speaker Mike Coxon will be presenting the interim results of our Strategic Planning.

To join us email gefc@gefc.ca for the zoom password

Most asked questions!

What are your most needed items?

Check out our list of most needed items. We use all of these items on that list on an ongoing basis, but the items we use most are at or near the top of the list. We update it regularly.

Did You Know …

that we provide a 4-day emergency supply of food (roughly based on Canada’s Food Guide) for families or households in need, every month. In 2018 one in 22 people in our community needed us at least once.

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 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, meat, healthy school snacks, cereal, 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, and to offer healthy options.
  • We have perishable items available, fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), milk, eggs, meat and bread every time we distribute food. We use donated monies to purchase milk, eggs and meat.
  • 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!Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

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

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