How we can help
If you’ve never used the services of the Gananoque and Area Food Bank before, here’s what you can expect:
When visiting our food bank for the first time, you will be assessed by our Intake Clerk to ensure that you and your family receive the best possible support.
Our staff and volunteers are committed to providing the best possible service to our clients. This devoted team of individuals are responsible for acquiring, screening, stocking, and distributing food to clients in the communities covered by our catchment area.
When you arrive at the Food Bank, you will be asked to be seated until you can meet with the Intake Clerk. When our Intake Clerk meets with you, you will be asked to provide information and identification which is entered into our database (see below).
This is done with respect and attention to privacy. Once you have provided the information required you will be provided with a 7-day supply of food based on your family size and the availability of food currently on hand.
The only requirement to use the Gananoque and Area Food Bank is need.
When you visit the Gananoque and Area Food Bank you will need to bring:
Identification for client who is registering and for every family member who will be receiving assistance at the address provided
Proof of current address (currently dated mail, utility invoice, etc.)
You will also need to bring your own grocery bags, as unfortunately, we no longer have bags available to pack your food items at the Gananoque and Area Food Bank. Please Remember to Bring Your Own Grocery Bags.