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 as it prepares to deliver Easter hampers to nearly 180 households this week.
“We are not just emergency services anymore,” said Stacy Elia, executive director. “We are part of the process of survival for families.”
Elia said the food bank is serving many clients on a weekly basis now, rather than once a month. Ensuring no families go without has been a drain on the agency’s resources, said Elia, noting food bank stock is at a critical low.