Gleaners is more than a Food Bank
Gleaners will be closed on Wednesday July 1st for Canada Day. We will re-open on Thursday July 2nd at 9am.
Wednesday evening service is temporarily suspended. If you are a client that accesses Wednesday evenings, please contact us to arrange alternative options.
We accept donations online through Canada Helps, mailed donations, in-person donations (Monday to Friday 8:30-2pm for in-person) or over-the-phone donations with a credit card.
As of Monday March 16th, Michaelangelo’s Cafe is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
Our client services are being modified to reflect the current situation. We are still accepting clients, however, the method of receiving food will change. At this time, no client is to enter our building. We are structuring client services to protect the health and safety of clients, our volunteers and staff. Clients are able to provide the routine information at our main door. Once processed, clients will follow guidelines to receive their food at secondary entrance.
COVID-19 updates can be found through our social media pages including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
If you have any questions regarding the update, our services changes, staff are available during operating hours and can be reached at 613-962-9043, through firstname.lastname@example.org or through our social media messaging systems.
A message from our President of the Board of Directors, Gleaners Food Bank (Quinte) Inc.
The mission of Gleaners Food Bank is to provide food and resources to people who are hungry in the Quinte region. With the continued public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we wanted to share some safety precautions.Gleaners Food Bank will continue to operate. Additional safety precautions are being implemented to protect staff, volunteers and the community we serve. We ask for your patience as we initiate best practices and protective changes. We will continue to provide updates during this process.Please be informed that this outbreak is a respiratory illness similar to influenza. Signs of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are fever, shortness of breath, cough. Be aware of general safety precautions that you would normally perform during flu season. Misinformation about COVID-19 abounds. We strongly encourage you to continue to refer to credible sources of information about the spread of COVID-19 as well as guidance on how to respond.
Tips for staying healthy include: Staying home if you are sick or feel any symptoms starting to occur; please wash your hands regularly ( at least 20 seconds) and use hand sanitizer in public areas; maintain general good health practices; cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing using your arm and not your hands; practice good hygiene habits by not touching your mouth, eyes or mouth with your hands.
Our volunteers and staff wish to continue serving those within our community and will continue to do so with a safe and healthy manner. Our services are imperative to this community and we wish to ensure that our volunteers, staff and clients are taking appropriate precautions at this time.
Thank you for caring,
President, Gleaners Food Bank (Quinte) Inc.
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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.