2014 Easter Appeal

Food Bank Launches Easter Appeal and Food DriveFoodBank

Grimsby – Grimsby Benevolent Fund Food Bank’s annual Easter appeal is on now and local businesses and individuals are encouraged to find creative ways to give.

You know the wonderful feeling when you donate food to the Grimsby Benevolent Fund? Why not share that feeling with your friends, family, and colleagues by holding a food drive. Not only will you be making a difference, you will know that those in your community that need your help will benefit the most.

“Holiday’s are a difficult time of year for most, especially those who are facing financial hardship” said Stacy Elia, Executive Director of GBF.

This year the families serviced by the Grimsby Benevolent Fund will receive an Easter Dinner
Hamper that includes a ham, produce and treats for the children.

Our Campaign goal is to raise $9,000 to purchase the food product for the Easter program, and to receive enough food product to assist families these next few months.

Donor cards are being circulated in the Grimsby Lincoln News and can also be picked up at the retail store to be a part of this wonderful campaign.

Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation may do so by visiting our website at
www.gbfgrimsby.com or visiting us at 40 Elm Street, Grimsby. This is a wonderful way to honour someone special in your life while ensuring those in our community is taken care of at this time of year.

Most needed items for the Food Bank would include can fruit, granola bars, cold & hot cereal, can stew, can meats, can vegetables, fruit juice, tea, coffee, side kicks, baking supplies, cleaning
products and hygiene products. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off in the receiving area at the back of the building (40 Elm Street, Grimsby) during business hours.

“I would encourage all members of our community to join together and make a real difference in someone’s life this holiday season,” said Elia. “There are over 175 households in our community who would benefit and appreciate the assistance.” With the support of the community we are able to ensure that no family and or individual goes hungry or without any of their basic necessities of life.

“Thank you to our community for the continued support in serving our families. GBF values the
partnerships of the local businesses, schools, service groups, and individuals who play an important role in assisting us to help those we serve.” We look forward to your partnership.