GBF Food Bank 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…
GBF Food Bank
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 choose from non-perishable goods, household cleaning products, personal hygiene products, fresh bread, milk and produce as well as a selection of meat and frozen prepared meals. We are working to improve the quality of food we share by providing and encouraging donations of fresh, healthy choices for our clients. We understand individuals can have different dietary needs and sensitivities. In addition to our regular items we offer products that are low-sodium, sugar-free and gluten-free. Re-usable shopping bags are provided to clients on their first shopping visit to GBF. A crockpot is also provided on the first visit to encourage healthy meal preparation and compliment the Monthly Meal Program.
Milk is an integral part of a child’s development and in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our food bank offers milk so every family can benefit from including milk in their diet. Our dairy selections include fresh eggs and margarine.
With the help of our community partners, our food bank includes fresh bread choices on a daily basis. Clients are encouraged to stop in to pick up bread between monthly shopping visits.
GBF is proud to include healthy meat choices in our food bank, allowing clients to benefit from a well-rounded diet. We offer a full selection of beef, pork and chicken as well as prepared frozen meat-based meals.
Monthly Meal Program
GBF Community Services is proud to offer clients healthy recipes and the means to try them out. Upon registration, each client or family is provided with a new Crockpot. Monthly, we supply our clients with a new Crockpot recipe and all the ingredients.
Kid’s Snack Program
Growing kids need healthy snacks. GBF provides families with children a monthly snack pack that includes a variety of snacks and drinks.
Holiday Hampers at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
GBF understands the importance of celebrating holidays with special meals. We offer hampers with complete meals including dessert for our families at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Our Easter hampers provide families with a ham dinner and chocolate Easter bunnies for the children in the family.
Thanksgiving hampers include a turkey with all the trimmings.
Extra-special care is shown to our clients at Christmas time. We provide all of the ingredients for a delicious Christmas turkey dinner as well as supplying special gifts. Our Christmas hampers include gifts for the whole family, a special Christmas treat bag, a toiletries package and new items for the household.
Market Bucks Program
GBF Community Services has partnered with the Grimsby Farmer’s Market to offer our clients fresh local produce. We want our clients to enjoy the bounty of what is locally grown.
Pet Food and Supplies
We can’t forget about our four-legged friends! Families with pets can be assured that with the help our of community partners, GBF carries pet food and supplies for our furry or feathered loved ones. Food safety is foundational to our operations.