COMMUNITY WIDE FOOD DRIVE COLLECTION IN GRIMSBY ON SATURDAY, MAY 2
On Saturday, May 2 the Grimsby Firefighters Association, the Town of Grimsby and the Grimsby Benevolent Fund (GBF) are teaming up to FEED HOPE through a porch pick up, food donation
event. The Grimsby Benevolent Fund has seen increases in food bank needs, and this event aims to replenish supplies to ensure that the food bank can provide necessary food supplies for our community families. “Covid-19 has brought many challenges these past few weeks now more than ever we need your support to ensure we continue to support our local families. To date we have serviced 1237 individuals of that includes 805 adults 432 children.” Says Stacy Elia, Executive Director of GBF
All Grimsby residents are asked to support this important community activity by donating nonperishable food items to GBF. Residents are asked to leave food donations, pet supplies and hygiene
products in a bag or box on their front porch, or outside of their front door. For rural areas or houses setback from the road, residents are asked to leave the donation at the end of their driveway. Both Grimsby Firefighters and Town of Grimsby staff will be collecting items and bringing them to GBF throughout the day. Items should be ready for pick up and placed outside at 8 am, and community wide collection should be complete by 4 pm. Collectors will be practicing physical distancing, and any sharing of vehicles will be of immediate family only to ensure everyone’s safety. “The Grimsby Firefighters’ Association is happy to coordinate this event and support our community during this challenging time. We look forward to waving too many of our community members on Saturday, May 2. The collection is a win-win, the food bank gets necessary supplies to support local families, and we as residents can share in a positive event that feels good to support.” Steve Allingham, President of the Grimsby Firefighters’ Association.
If you are unable to leave a donation outside, residents are also encouraged to donate online at gbfgrimsby.com. All financial donations received on Saturday, May 2 will be received as part of the
FEED HOPE campaign and food drive. For more information about GBF and the services that they provide please visit their website at gbfgrimsby.com. “This event speaks to the Grimsby spirit that so many of us know so well and take great pride in. Please support this event and a big thank you to the many firefighters and staff who are volunteering their time on May 2” says Mayor Jeff Jordan.
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