One of the signature events of the year for Community Food Share has become the Fill-a-Bag Food Drive. Unfortunately, that event was cancelled last May and the same thing is happening in 2021. We have so many wonderful memories of the community coming together for our Fill-a-Bag food drive. Volunteers working together on two consecutive Saturdays brought in thousands of pounds of food to help feed those members of our community who need help. We can’t wait to do it again in 2022!
In the meantime, the good news is that we have received emergency funding to provide food for anyone who needs it. Our locations in Morrisburg and Winchester are open and ready to help anyone who can’t manage to cover all their expenses and put food on the table. For locations and hours of operation, check out our website: https://www.communityfoodshare.ca/.
Student Nutrition Bags
Last year, to help families whose children were learning at home, we were fortunate to receive funding to provide food for student nutrition bags. We are pleased to again be able to offer that service to families with school aged children from 4 – 17. Any family, whether they are food bank clients or not, can access this program which runs through the end of August 2021.
All families of school-age children in Dundas and Stormont counties can access a week’s worth of healthy breakfast and snack foods, including oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, granola bars, as well as a variety of cheese, veggies, hummus and pitas.
This program is supported by Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education & Training (UCLCET) which administers and distributes funding for breakfast and snack programs in over 225 schools. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLCET is diverting funds to local food banks.
Any family with school-aged students may access this program by contacting Community Food Share. To maintain social distancing, an appointment is required to arrange pick up. Please email coordinator@communityfoodshare, or call one of our locations (leave a message) for more information. In Morrisburg, the number is 613 543-0065 and in Winchester, 613 774-0188.