OPEN HANDS FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM
Tuesday mornings are a busy time at The Gathering Place! Many community volunteers gather to sort food to hand out to our community members who are in need. The food is donated to us by the Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA), Thunder Bay churches, grocery stores, community gardens, and individual donors. On average, The Gathering Place hands out 60-80 food hampers weekly. These hampers are given out with love, free of charge.
You can pick up one food hamper each month, and they are available here every Tuesday from 12:30pm-2:30 pm. Choose a Tuesday each month that is convenient for you, and stop by to see us!
*** Please note that ID must be shown for each family member receiving food from the OPEN HANDS Food Security Program.
We do not supply plastic bags for your hampers, it is highly recommended that you bring your own bags!
Clothing and Household Items
While you’re here, feel free to look through our clothing and household items to see if there is anything you could use. Donated clothing and household goods are available, free of charge, during our opening hours. If you have clothing or household items that are in good condition that you no longer need, donations are always appreciated! Drop by during our hours of operation or call to arrange a time to drop off your donations.