In the News

As part of our efforts to end hunger throughout our community, the Grimsby Benevolent Fund raises awareness by working with our local media partners.  The GBF works with the media to ensure that inclusion of accurate, up-to-date information about our programs, and services.

Press Clippings

Following are highlights of media coverage concerning the GBF’s continued work to end hunger in our community.  Included here are feature stories, Letters to the Editor.  We hope you enjoy reading the latest updates on our services and programs.

  • Grimsby charities partner up for affordable housing - Feb 24, 2016  Grimsby Lincoln News GBF, GAHP forge new partnership By Amanda Moore GRIMSBY — Two Grimsby charities with a goal of helping people overcome poverty are teaming up to put more roofs over the heads of those who need them. On Monday, the Grimsby Benevolent Fund signed off on …
  • Call for Applicants to Join the GBF Board of Directors - The Grimsby Benevolent Fund, (GBF), invites interested individuals over the age of 19 and residents of Grimsby, to join the Board of Directors of our organization. The GBF is a charitable organization that provides food and emergency services to less fortunate residents of the Grimsby community. As the need increases, …
  • Grimsby Benevolent Fund Food Bank’s annual Easter appeal - Grimsby Benevolent Fund Food Bank’s annual Easter appeal is on now and local businesses and individuals are encouraged to partner with the GBF in servicing the families of Grimsby needing assistance. Many of us have experienced that wonderful feeling when we donate food to the food bank. Why not share …
  • Christmas just around the corner for Grimsby Benevolent Fund - Charity, firefighters launch holiday campaign AMANDA MOORE/STAFF PHOTO The Grimsby Benevolent Fund kicked off its Christmas campaign Tuesday with the help of the Grimsby Fire Department. From left are board member Bruce Bond, executive director Stacy Elia, board president Jamie Stevens, firefighters Jim Bergshoeff and Jeff Dancer and Fire Chief …
  • Hats, mitts, gloves and scarves - GBF will be collecting new hats, mitts, gloves and scarves for the families serviced by our Christmas Hamper program. We anticipate that we will need at least 500 sets. If anyone is able to assist either by knitting or purchasing a new set, please drop them off at the GBF …
  • Christmas Market - Come out for an afternoon of shopping and help support the Grimsby Benevolent Fund! Admission is free, but bring non-perishable food items to get tickets for door prizes from our vendors!
  • Halloween for Hunger returns - Make a donation, receive a pumpkin Halloween for Hunger returns The Lynn Fee Team has once again partnered with Ridgeview Garden Centre to organize the sixth annual Halloween for Hunger, which raises money and food items for the Grimsby Benevolent Fund and Community Care of West Niagara.   Oct 15, …
  • Grimsby residents encouraged to donate ‘just one thing’ to food bank -   Grimsby Lincoln News By amoore AT niagarathisweek DOT com On any given day, the parking lot at the Grimsby Benevolent Fund is full of cars and the store full of thrifty shoppers. While it may appear the charity is rolling in the dough, the case couldn’t be farther from …
  • Fashion Show - Tickets also available at GBF until September 29!
  • Give hunger a voice - May 06, 2014 Grimsby Lincoln News Mark your calendars for Hunger Awareness Week: May 5 to 9. Together let’s continue to raise awareness of hunger and the work of the Grimsby Benevolent Fund in our community. At the Grimsby Benevolent Fund we are continually touched by the support and kindness …
  • GBF invites community for a cup of tea - May 08, 2014 Grimsby Lincoln News By Amanda Moore GRIMSBY — Enjoy a cup of tea while helping to feed local families. The Grimsby Benevolent Fund is hosting its fourth annual Tea Social on Thursday, May 22 and will direct proceeds to its food bank. While in the past funds …
  • Grimsby Benevolent Fund volunteers honoured - May 01, 2014 Grimsby Lincoln News By Luke Edwards GRIMSBY — Every day she knows she’s helping somebody, and after 20 years that means Marion Thorp has helped a lot of people. “To be honest, I’m glad I didn’t have to speak,” she said. “The whole GBF experience is pretty …
  • ‘We need to build our stock back up’ – Shelves nearly bare at GBF food bank - Apr 17, 2014 Grimsby Lincoln News By Amanda Moore GRIMSBY — A long, cold winter left many Grimsby families having to choose between paying their hydro bills and putting food on the table. The impact of the colder than average winter is still being felt at the Grimsby Benevolent Fund …
  • Easter food drive launched for GBF - Apr 10, 2014 Grimsby Lincoln News GRIMSBY — With Peter Cottontail getting ready for his big day, the Grimsby Benevolent Fund is appealing to the public for some big help. GBF is encouraging local businesses and individuals to get involved with the annual Easter appeal and food drive that is …
  • GBF shares the wealth – donates $25k to community fund - Feb 06, 2014 Grimsby Lincoln News By Amanda Moore GRIMSBY — It’s not often the Jamie Stevens finds himself writing the cheques. As president of the Grimsby Benevolent Fund, Stevens has done his fair share of accepting funds from community groups, corporate sponsors and regular citizens. But on Monday morning, …
  • 2014 Easter Appeal - Food Bank Launches Easter Appeal and Food Drive 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 …
  • GBF Creates Community Legacy - The directors of the Grimsby Benevolent Fund (GBF) today announced a gift of $25,000 to the Niagara Community Foundation to be held in perpetuity in the Grimsby Community Fund. The gift will be placed in the Grimsby Benevolent Fund, an endowment fund where the capital is invested and the earnings will support …
  • Santa on his way – Grimsby parade returns Saturday - Grimsby Lincoln News By Amanda Moore GRIMSBY – Santa is on his way to Grimsby. The jolly man in red will fly to town Saturday to take his seat atop the Rona float in the annual Grimsby Santa Claus Parade. The parade begins at 5:15 p.m., and several streets near …
  • Help WLMH fill the crib - Hospital collecting toys, food for GBF The West Lincoln Memorial Hospital workplace wellness committee is again hoping to fill the crib for the Grimsby Benevolent Fund. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, food and winter gear can be placed in the crib in the hospital lobby until Dec. 12. Pictured from …
  • Coles garden centre tree sale benefits local causes - Grimsby Lincoln News By pvanhiel AT niagarathisweek DOT com GRIMSBY – After 20 years, you can call it a Christmas tradition. In 1993, Cole’s Florist and Garden Centre started selling Christmas trees for local charities as a church venture. As the practice grew, Cole’s owner Henry DeVries moved the tree sale …