Offshoot of Community Food Share organization
CRYSLER — Transportation is often mentioned as a major barrier for food bank clients especially seniors.
“We are well aware that this is an issue for many of our clients,” says Ian McKelvie, Administrator at Community Food Share. “We first tried to tackle this problem about a year ago by opening the Finch Food Cupboard located at Chalmers United Church.”
Community Food Share will once again address the transportation issue by launching the Crysler Food Cupboard on Wednesday, April 5. This initiative is to help ensure that food is more accessible for families in need in the Township of North Stormont.
The Crysler Food Cupboard will be located at the Centre de santé communaute de l’Estrie (CSCE) and will be open on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
‘The CSCE is proud to partner with Community Food Share and ease the burden of accessibility to such an important resource that otherwise isn’t available to the residents of the area,” said Juliette Labossière, Community Health Agent at CSCE.
Any one requiring an emergency supply of food should call Community Food Share in Winchester at 613-774-0188 to have a food hamper prepared for them. Hampers ordered by Monday morning will be ready for pick-up on Wednesday at the Crysler Food Cupboard.
Food donations can be dropped off at the food cupboard or at the CSCE during regular office hours.
The Finch Food Cupboard will continue to operate every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Anyone requiring an emergency supply of food is advised call 613-774- 0188 to reserve a food hamper.
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