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Alliston Good Shepherd Food Bank

VIDEO REPORT: Simcoe-Grey MPP Brian Saunderson toured the Alliston Good Shepherd Food Bank on Tuesday May 23rd. MPP Saunderson met with Dave Bradbury and Mike Vear to learn more about the current needs of the food bank and growing demands for its service.

Both Vear and Bradbury talked about the incredible generosity of Alliston and area residents, businesses and corporate outlets. Donations of food, produce and cash are currently meeting the demands of the food bank, but sadly demand continues to grow. Mike Vear said the number of people accessing the Good Shepherd Food Bank has doubled this year when compared to the year before. He said the changing demographics of New Tecumseth have resulted in the food bank having to alter its inventory to provide a proper selection for clients for the large catchment area it serves.

Mike Vear (left) and Dave Bradbury (right) stand in front of the new Good Shepherd Food Bank delivery van

The overall operation of the recently expanded food bank continues to change to stay the same. New walk-in freezers are now in place allowing for expanded storage of food items. A new delivery vehicle is now in service allowing for improved pick-up and delivery. At any given time, sixty to seventy volunteers work in various capacities to keep the food bank operating.

To learn more, CLICK HERE to visit the web site of The Good Shepherd Food Bank in Alliston.

Mike Vear shows MPP Brian Saunderson one of the new walk-in freezers now in service at the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Alliston.

The mission of the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Alliston is to provide nutritional food assistance to individuals and families encountering difficult financial times. Volunteers are friendly, helpful and truly care and respect the dignity of all clients.