Community Food Share receives first weekly delivery from UCLCET Student Nutrition program

EASTERN ONTARIO — Community Food Share is excited to announce that they have received their first weekly delivery from the Student Nutrition breakfast and snack program.

To ensure that students maintain safe accessibility to healthy food during the current school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education & Training (UCLCET) has announced that it will divert more than $150,000 to local Food Banks, to be provided to families with school-age children.

UCLCET administers and distributes funding for breakfast and snack programs in over 225 schools and youth agencies throughout the counties of Prescott Russell, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry, Leeds & Grenville and Renfrew.

In typical times, healthy food is offered by these programs at no cost to students through food bins, buffet settings or student self-preparation areas. This program is supported by the provincial Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, among other funding partners, food producers and distributors, and is made possible by the dedicated service of several hundred volunteers.

Community Food Share has received oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, granola bars and super bars to date. In the coming weeks they will receive a variety of cheese, veggies, hummus, and pitas.

Families with school-aged students may access this program by contacting Community Food Share to arrange pick up of breakfast and snack program items.

Families requiring food assistance during COVID-19 may also access a five-day supply of nutritionally-balanced food for each family member.

If you, or anyone you know, needs assistance with food through these challenging times, they’re here to help.

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 10 a.m. to noon – Wednesday: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Thursday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Please note, an appointment is required to help maintain social distancing.

To setup an appointment please leave a message at either of the food bank’s locations.

Somebody will be in touch with you to finalize the details.

Morrisburg: 613-543-0065

Winchester: 613-774-0188

email: coordinator@communityfoodshare.ca

Please send name, email, address, and location of food bank you would like to visit.

Community Food Share distributes emergency food aid to the residents of the Dundas and Stormont Counties. Each client is given a five-day supply of nutritionally-balanced food for each family member. Clients are allowed to visit no more than once a month for food hamper. (Subject to change due to COVID-19).

Clients must choose which location they will visit so there is no overlapping service.

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