From Feed Ontario

HUNGER REPORT 2023

Food bank use in Ontario has reached a crisis level.

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Food Banks Canada

Hunger Count 2022

There has likely never been a more difficult time for food banks in Canada.

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Lawrence and daughter Lauren have donated $4,300 in fresh meat, fruit and vegetables since mid-March to help feed our community.

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Gleaners is more than a Food Bank

How can we help you today?

Gleaners is more than a Food Bank

How can we help you today?
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Hungry?

Fresh produce and frozen foods, eggs, dairy, baby food and non-perishable items are available once per month from Gleaners Food Bank. We can also direct you to other community resources.

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Want to help?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new friends while giving back to the community. Whether on your own, in a group, or as a company event, your time is invaluable to us.

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Online appointments are now available for existing clients.

New clients must register in person during operating hours.

The Need for Assistance is Growing

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What does Gleaners Food Bank do?

Our mission

To provide food, resources and hope to people who are hungry in the Quinte Region.

Our vision

A community that is hungry no more.

Gleaners Food Bank is a member of Feed Ontario and Food Banks Canada and works very closely with these organizations, local businesses, local farmers and food distributors to bring donated food into our organization. Gleaners Food Bank operates the Tri-County Warehouse that serves 7 other area food banks, multiple non-profit agencies and other organizations.

Through our food bank programs, we provide bread, dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, non-perishable food items, hygiene products (if available), infant/toddler items (if available) for FREE.

Learn about the Real Cost of Eating Well in the Quinte region.

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Our Caring Community helped to provide food for:

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10,149
Hampers
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3321
Families
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13,163
Adults
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5547
Children
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10,656
Seniors

Michelangelo's Cafe provided:

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1180
Hot & Cold
Refreshments
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10,656
Sandwiches & Drinks
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4148
Bread & Pastry
Items
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HUNGER HAS NO SEASON

Most needed items

Below is a list of staple hamper items. Most items are purchased if not donated.

  • Peanut Butter
  • Dry Pasta & Pasta Sauce
  • Pork N' Beans
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • School Snacks
  • Canned Tuna / Salmon
  • Canned Veggies
  • Canned / Boxed Soup
  • Canned Fruit
  • Apple Juice
  • Gluten Free Items
  • Peanut Free Items
  • Sugar Free Items
  • Baby Food & Diapers

Gleaners Food Bank is dedicated to providing hampers aligned with the Canada Food Guide.

We accept fresh produce

  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Apples

Note: Please donate all fresh or frozen items directly to Gleaners Food Bank at
25 Wallbridge Crescent, Belleville

In 2022, Gleaners Tri-County Warehouse networked 396,591 KG to area food banks & meals programs.

Please help support Gleaners by signing up for Benevity Payroll Deductions.

Thank you for Caring & Sharing

Please download this list and take it with you when you shop.

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What can you do to help?

There are several ways to get involved.

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Donate now

Every contribution, small or large, helps us reach out to those that need it most.

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Lend A Hand

Whether on your own or with a group, volunteering is a great way to help out.

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Become a partner

Our team of corporate sponsors and  food producers are vital to our success.

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Become a volunteer!

Help with a food drive. Sort donations in the warehouse. Lend your employees for a food sorting shift. There are many ways you can help us make a difference.

Join Our Team!

Become a volunteer!

Help with a food drive. Sort donations in the warehouse. Lend your employees for a food sorting shift. There are many ways you can help us make a difference.

Join Our Team!

Thank You to our many Supporters and Sponsors!

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