The Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank (ELEFB) is a charitable not-for-profit. It is our community's active response to the issue of food insecurity and hunger in Elliot Lake. The ELEFB is a community volunteer organization whose board of directors is formed from community members and representatives from our six founding churches. The food bank acknowledges the hard work and dedication of its past and present volunteers and recommits to the task at hand; denying hunger a seat at the dinner tables of Elliot Lake.
Our Mission To serve our community by feeding the hungry
Our Vision Be an essential partner in the Elliot Lake Community Wellness Program
Core Values Respect: We recognize the worth and dignity of every person and treat all with compassion
Integrity: We act with honesty, trust, and transparency and deliver on our commitments
Accountability: We are committed to maintaining public trust through efficient and effective use of our resources. We are mindful that our mission is accomplished through the generosity of others Excellence: We promise to excel at the delivery of our service and our commitment because our clients, stakeholders, and community deserve our very best. ·
Fellowship Baptist Church Holy Trinity United Church New Life Pentecostal Church Ste. Bernadette Catholic Church St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church
As told by former volunteers...
In 1982, the Pentecostal Church was the first to respond to the economic problem being felt within the mining families. As more wives and mothers asked for assistance, one church found the task too onerous and other churches became involved, meeting every 6-8 weeks to make decisions about the Food Bank. The Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank was incorporated on January 29, 1992. Several venues have housed the food bank: Dieppe Plaza, next to the Post Office, Mary Walk, and now it's current location at 29 Columbia Walk.
The First Recorded Board of Directors: 1992-94 President: George Caldwell First Baptist Church (now Fellowship Baptist) Secretary: Peggy Quinn St. Peter the Apostle Treasurer: Father Gerald La Jeunesse Paroisse Sainte Marie