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.
Summer Boost fundraiser is now active on Benevity.
During the summer, demand for our services increases while donations drop off.
Help us reach our goal of $45,000 by August 31st. This will cover 1/3 of our summer expenses and give us a boost so we can continue to service those in need.