News Updates

Curves comes through!!

Thanks to Curves on Montreal Rd. for the great food drive they held on our behalf during the month of March!  The generosity of your clients is wonderful!

You are Invited to our Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm at our location – 2040 Arrowsmith Dr.

Find out about our year in 2014, and learn more about the school breakfast programs in our area from the Principal of Carson Grove Elementary school (Irene Cameron.)

Please RSVP by Monday, April 20, 2015.  

Danusha’s 3rd Annual Diaper Drive!

Danusha is holding this event again this year on our behalf, collecting diapers of all sizes and baby wipes through to May 8, just in time for Mother’s Day.  We have already received one delivery.  It will be the best year ever.  If you want to donate, please contact us for more info!

Hunger Count 2014

Why do we need food banks in a country as rich as Canada? Hunger Count 2014 is 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!!

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.