Fresh and Healthy Food

GBF Food Bank

The cornerstone of client services at GBF is the provision of healthy nutritional food choices. Our Food Bank is a grocery-store-like atmosphere where clients can receive fresh milk, fruits and vegetables, bread products, meat, frozen prepared meals, non-perishable goods, household cleaning products, hygiene products, and pet supplies.

We are working to improve the quality of the 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.

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.

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.

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.

We can’t forget about our four-legged friends! Families with pets can be assured that with the help of our community partners, GBF carries pet food and supplies for our furry or feathered loved ones. Food safety is foundational to our operations.

foodbank tour

How To Get Food

Accessing Food Services

Our food bank is located at 40 Elm Street, Grimsby. It is coordinated by our dedicated staff and volunteers.

We recognize if you require the services of a Food Bank, you are likely experiencing difficulties in your life. Our Food Bank creates a welcoming environment for those who visit us to access assistance. To make your experience positive, our staff and volunteers create an environment of mutual respect and compassion for all our clients.

Our Food Bank is designed as a client-choice facility, which means you will be given the opportunity to select from a variety of healthy food offerings. Infant formula and diapers are available for families requiring these supplies. We do our best to ensure supplies are well-stocked for each visit.

We understand that it can be difficult to seek help. We remind our clients that any one of us can experience a difficult time, and that is why our Food Bank and Client Service Programs are here to help. We are glad to have the resources to be able to make a difference in someone’s life. Visit today or call if you require assistance at (905) 309-5664 ext. 21.

Eligible individuals and families can visit the Food Bank to receive 7 days of nutritious foods on a weekly basis. This will include foods such as: milk, eggs, fruits, vegetables, bread products, meat products, frozen meals, and canned / packaged goods.


We are here to help!

Anyone in need and residing in Grimsby is eligible to use the food bank. Our Food Bank Coordinator will ask to see proof of identification for individuals residing in the home, and proof of residency in Grimsby.

Registration for Services

When you visit the Food Bank, please provide the following documents:

  • Identification for all household members
  • Proof of residency in Grimsby (E.g., Rental Agreement, Rent Receipt, Mortgage Statement, Property Tax Bill).

Contact Us

Located: at 40 Elm Street, Grimsby, ON
Phone: (905) 309-5664 ext. 21
Hours of Operations: Tuesday to Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm