Other Green Initiatives
Join Betty's Team and help make cloth bags. Pattern are available, you can also have a cloth drive or donate cloth to help make the bags.
Plant A Row Grow A Row
Grow an extra row of vegetables in your garden, and donate them to your local food bank!
Gleaners convert donated used ink jet and laser cartridges into dollars for food.
Phones for Food
Your donated used cell phones also yield money for food purchases.
Rogers and Fido are the national wireless sponsors of the Phones for Food program. The program allows customers to recycle used wireless devices and accessories, while raising funds for Food Banks Canada. Through Phones for Food, devices are sorted and either refurbished and resold or recycled, with proceeds donated to Canada's local food banks. Since the program's inception in 2003, over 500,000 phones have been diverted from landfills and over $750,000 has been raised for food banks. It is easy to recycle your phone; simply drop it off at your local Rogers Wireless, Rogers Plus or Fido branded store or send it directly to the recycling facility using the prepaid recycling envelope included with most new Rogers and Fido phones. You can also download a postage-paid label. Please recycle your phone through Phones for Food - not only will you help the environment by reducing e-waste, but you will be providing urgent needs to those less fortunate. Locally you can drop your phones off at Gleaners Food Bank at 25 Wallbridge Crescent Belleville. Call Gleaners for details 613 962-9043. Gleaners also takes part in the Laser Cartridge Re-Cycling Program, please call is you wish us to pick up your laser cartridges.