Gleaners is more than a Food Bank
Discover how we can help you in a time of need.
What does Gleaners Food Bank do?
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.
How do I get food?
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.
To register, please visit our food bank location. Once registered, you can visit once per month unless otherwise referred.
Gleaners Food Bank also operates Michaelangelo’s Café where individuals can receive a hot or cold beverage and something to eat. The café is open to the public during client operating hours
What information do I need to bring?
We require the following at EVERY visit:
- A photo Identification or driver’s license of every member in the household including children
- A bill, lease agreement or piece of mail displaying your name and current address
- Current pay statement, benefit statement or income statement
What happens when I visit the food bank?
During the intake process, there are certain demographics that our volunteers must ask. We respect your privacy and as a client, you can decline to answer any sensitive information. During our intake process we ask the following for statistical purposes:
- Basic contact information: name, birth date, address, phone number
- Marital status, educational background, employment, ethnicity, disabilities, health restrictions, housing status and type, gender
These demographics are collected for statistical purposes only. These statistics help to address social issues and concerns in our area and can be used to lobby provincial and federal programs, funding and social change.
During morning hours, clients must arrive by 11:30am for processing.
On Wednesday evenings we are open for working families and students only. Clients will be asked to provide student ID or proof of employment on Wednesday evening. Clients must arrive Wednesday evening by 8:00pm for processing.