The Grimsby Benevolent Fund is a registered non-profit organization operating under a charter since 1965.

Founder, Mike Barretto, is a committed volunteer and entrepreneur. His vision was to coordinate the benevolent efforts of several groups in Grimsby under one umbrella organization – thus the Grimsby Benevolent Fund was born. Since its humble beginnings as a Christmas Hamper program in 1965, GBF now operates a food bank, clothing & housewares store and, in 1992, established the Used Furniture Warehouse. Revenue generated from the Store and Warehouse help fund the many benevolent activities of GBF.

2005, marked the Fortieth Year that the GBF has made a difference in our community. Grimsby is indeed indebted to the foresight of Mike Barretto and the many faithful volunteers over the years.

Food

The cornerstone of client services at GBF is the provision of healthy nutritional choices. We offer clients the opportunity to shop in a grocery store-like atmosphere using a system based on points. Clients…

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Housing

Upon registering with GBF Community Services, clients will meet with our staff and be welcomed in a caring and respectful environment. Maintaining client confidentiality is a priority with our staff and…

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Health

There are times where individuals will experience a downturn in financial circumstances which cause difficult choices to be made. Often health and wellness related needs are the first to be overlooked…

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Store

Purpose of the Store The store benefits the community in several ways. First, profits directly fund the works of the GBF Community Services Client Services and Food Bank. Second, the store provides low…

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The cornerstone of client services at GBF is the provision…

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Upon registering with GBF Community Services, clients…

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There are times where individuals will experience…

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Purpose of the Store The store benefits the community…

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