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Huge THANK YOU to Feed Ontario for the donation of the battery powered pallet jack (old manual one to the side)! This will make it much easier to transport pallets of food from the trucks into the Foodbank!
Elliot Lake Food Bank Takes Home Feed Ontario Award for Excellence ELLIOT LAKE, ON, June 9, 2023 – Elliott Lake Food Bank received the Advocacy Award at Feed Ontario’s annual conference earlier this week. The Feed Ontario Awards for Excellence honour food banks who have demonstrated exceptional work in innovation, advocacy, and leadership among Ontario’s network of food banks. The awards are presented each year at Feed Ontario’s annual conference which was held this year in Cambridge, Ontario. “Each day, more than 1,200 hunger-relief organizations in the Feed Ontario network tackle the incredible task of meeting the increased demand food banks are experiencing across the province,” said Carolyn Stewart, Chief Executive Officer at Feed Ontario. “Each and every organization, staff member, volunteer, and the donors that support them, do incredible work in their communities. Feed Ontario congratulates our three award winners this year for their exceptional innovation, leadership, and advocacy for an Ontario where everyone is food secure.” The Advocacy award is presented to a food bank that has been a strong advocate for long-term hunger-relief in their community through excellence in research, government relations, or community organizing. The Elliot Lake Food Bank has experienced significant growth, extending their service to become a hub in the area that supports six new hunger-relief services. In doing so, they have moved to a larger facility with increased storage and refrigeration. Elliott Lake Food Bank operates with the support of one part-time paid position and a passionate board of directors. Past recipients of the Advocacy award include Feed the Need in Durham, Project SHARE in Niagara Falls, and The Inn of the Good Shepherd in Sarnia. “This award acknowledges the tremendous commitment and effort that our volunteers have made over the past 31 years, to ensure that our residents did not go hungry. Over the years we have received tremendous support from the community, both financially and in volunteer support. These volunteers have provided very sound management of the food bank. Over the past few years, we have been able to help other groups and organizations. We are very proud of our contribution to the Community Wellness program, in our region.” -30-
About Elliot Lake Food Bank 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. About Feed Ontario From securing fresh and healthy food sources to driving change through policy research and innovative programming, Feed Ontario unites food banks, industry partners, and local communities in its work to end poverty and hunger. Join Feed Ontario and help build a healthier province. Every $1 raised provides the equivalent of 2 meals to an Ontarian facing hunger. Learn more at www.feedontario.ca.
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From left: Kirsten Beardsley, CEO, Food Banks Canada; Len Kutchaw, President, Elliot Lake Food Bank; Carolyn Stewart, CEO, Feed Ontario
Feeding Possibility Grant Program
Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank wants to acknowledge the generous financial support provided by Feed Ontario, through it’s Feeding Possibility Grant Program.
Through this funding program we were able to obtain an industrial air conditioning system to help us reduce the heat created by our industrial freezers and fridges. The heat generated by our refrigeration units, impacted the efficiency of the units as well as creating an unsafe work place and unsafe food storage.
The Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank is a critical partner in the city’s Community Wellness Program. It supports many agencies in the community and district. We have become a mini hub for the North Shore.
The monies received from the Feeding Possibility Grant ensured that we could continue to provide a safe work environment and continue being a reliable partner in dealing with food insecurity.
The Board of Directors
Hunger Can Affect Anyone...
Hunger has many faces—it can affect anyone. Feed Ontario’s 1,200-member food banks ensure everyone has access to nutritious food when costs rise and circumstances change. Learn the three ways you can help Feed Ontario at feedontario.ca/no-one-needs-a-food-bank