News Updates

Thank you to everyone in our community who donates so generously!  We appreciate every drop-off, cash donation or food drive!  

Annual General Meeting – April 30, 2014 – 7:00 pm

Join us as we recognize all of those who have generously supported us over the last 25 years!  We couldn’t do it without you!! Kaitrin Doll, co-chair of the Poverty and Hunger Working Group will be our speaker.  She will help us to understand the many facets of hunger related issues in our City and beyond!  RSVP before April 25th to 613-749-4728 or gefc@gefc.ca.

Danusha’s Diaper Drive

Danusha is holding her 3rd annual diaper drive, collecting diapers for distribution to families in need for the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard and the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre.  Donations are being accepted through Thursday, May 8, 2014, just in time for Mother’s Day.  Size 5 and 6 diapers are most needed!

Summer Program Assistant

We will be hiring someone for the summer of 2014. Please find the job description and more details here: Job Description Program Assistant 2014

Success Story (Names have been changed)

Sally is a single Mom with 3 small children who was recently divorced and was finally able to arrange daycare and a job.  However, she had fallen behind with her living expenses and had not received child support for some time, so was unable to provide any kind of gifts or even a special meal for her family at Christmas.  Thanks to the generosity of an individual family, she was able to have Christmas complete with a meal and gifts for her children.  After receiving the donation, and putting it in her car, she ran back to hug us with tears in her eyes and a lump in her throat!

Important Dates

We will be closed for Food Distribution on Good Friday, Apr. 18 but will be OPEN on Easter Monday, Apr. 21

How Your Donations Help

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.

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

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?

 

 

 

 

 

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