Food security is a very important aspect of the ministry of Glen Rhodes United Church. We believe it is one answer to God's call for justice for all people.
East End United's Food Bank runs every Wednesday 9:00-11:30am and 2:00-4:00pm at Glen Rhodes United Church. It serves 200-300 household each week. This program is made possible through the support of the Daily Bread Food Bank, Second Harvest, church members, local businesses, and neighbours. At the drop-in, neighbours can meet friends, have breakfast and snacks, coffee and conversation, and escape the weather.
Users of the foodbank are asked to bring ID in order to participate in this programme.
The Glen Rhodes Food Bank is an essential service and remains open while taking extra health and safety precautions. Including but not limited to admitting only 10 clients at a time, pre-packaged food in the place of lunch, gloves for volunteers, increased sterilization of the space, and mandatory hand sanitizing before entering the building and hand sanitzer available at every station. If people are sick but still need food, Food Bank volunteers will serve them outside of the building.
All Community Dinners are cancelled until further notice.
Donating to the Food Bank
Food Bank donations can be made in-person on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons and for larger donations, alternate times throughout the can be made available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Aside from non-perishable food, the Food Bank is currently in need of egg cartons and clean, reusable shopping bags. If you would like to make a financial donation you can do that through Canada Helps by selecting "Food Ministry" in the dropdown menu.
Food Hub- Food Boxes
The Food Bank and Community Food Hub are in the process of creating several food box programs that can be delivered to people in the community- those who are in need, and those who would like to order fresh vegetables throughout the spring with proceeds supporting food programs for your neighbours. More details soon!
Thank You Volunteers
We have an incredibly dedicated team of volunteers who work throughout the year to serve vulnerable people. We are especially grateful for their flexibility, diligence, dedication, and kindness as they continue to find ways to serve people who this pandemic is hitting the hardest.
We always appreciate help at the food bank. Volunteer positions include: kitchen servers, kitchen clean-up, shopping table attendants, registration table, unloading delivery truck.
For more info and volunteer opportunities, contact email@example.com
A farewell celebration honouring Clarisse Tatro’s 25 years of service to the food program was held on Wednesday May 26. Check out the article in Beach Metro News honouring Clarisse's work.