New Elmvale Food Bank facility should address concerns of previous location

Facility held its grand opening Wednesday

It’s official: The Elmvale & District Food Bank has opened the doors of its new location.

The new facility at 62 Yonge Street had its ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, officially opening the new location. It was built to address some challenges found at the prior location at the Elmvale Community Hall, including storage issues and privacy concerns. The new structure also does away with previous accessibility barriers, and located within proximity to LINX, the county’s transit system.

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the new location (l-r: local Lion’s Club member Mike Stone, Debra McLean of the Food Bank, Mayor Don Allen)

“We are thrilled to have a permanent space where we can provide services to our clients,” says Debra McLean, Director of the Elmvale & District Food Bank. “Our new space is bright, organized and spacious and it provides dignity for our clients through the use of a confidential interview space. Thank you to Springwater Township Council for their support and encouragement throughout this project. The Food Bank would also like to acknowledge the generous financial support received from the Elmvale Lions Club, Flos-Elmvale Firefighters Association, Township of Tiny Lions Club, HydroOne and Elmvale Home Hardware Building Centre.”

“The Township is pleased to support the important work the Food Bank does in our municipality,” says Mayor Don Allen, Springwater Township. “The volunteers at the Food Bank work tirelessly to ensure no one in our community goes hungry. This new building provides them with the space to serve their clients more effectively. This year has shown that anyone can suffer from food insecurity, and the Food Bank is there to provide people with a helping hand when they need it most.”

the Elmvale & District Food Bank is open on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.