Gleaners Food Bank is now registered with Benevity!
Help your employees build a relationship with Gleaners
Last year in Ontario, over a half a million people visited a food bank.
In Belleville, almost 10,000 adults and over 5,500 children were in need of food services.
How can you help?
There are many ways that you can get involved and make a difference in your community.
- Host a fundraising event
- Donate on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis
- Get involved in one or more of our signature events
- Purchase an extra item each time you go to your local grocery store and place in the bin
- Donate a hamper to feed a family
Every contribution, small or large, helps us reach out to those that need it most.
Why is the need so great?
We understand that sometimes at the end of the month there may be nothing left; we are here to support those that need help the most.
The cost of living including food, housing and basic needs continues to rise. When our clients earn only a minimum income or receive social assistance, food is purchased with whatever money is left after paying rent and bills. For some, that amount could be next to nothing.
Often, healthy food options such as fruit and vegetables are not being put in our clients shopping baskets as it is much more inexpensive to purchase boxed prepared food with little to no nutritional value. We try to ensure that our clients have options to choose from including fresh or frozen produce.
Increase your community impact
Spark, by Benevity, gives you one platform to easily engage more of your employees in doing good in their community.
Spark allows you and your staff to take part in Peer Matching, which gives people the power to match their coworkers’ donations.
Christmas Crunch time is back!
The holiday season is just around the corner and we are in a crunch to get enough food for everyone in need.
Due to Covid we were unable to run our Annual Food Drive for 2 years.
We brought the Annual Food Drive back this year, but donations were down by approximately 10 tons (in comparison to 2019).
Help a family have a filling and happy holiday by providing a cash donation.In 2021, the community helped provide 5669 hampers, which is 1034 more than 2020.
We hope to raise enough to provide up to 500 hampers to the community this December. This would cost us approximately $25,000.
With your generosity, we will be able to feed more hungry bellies this holiday season.
Donation Deadline: Friday, December 23, 2022