We are continuing to serve our community in a way that minimizes risk to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and clients with the COVID-19 pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic fallout continue, ensuring no one goes hungry has never been more important. Everyone has different stresses and worries during this time; putting food on the table shouldn’t be one of them. We have heard from many clients that the food support they have received from us has made an incredible impact on their families, budgets, and mental health.
We saw food demand level off during the summer when the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit provided a stable footing for many households. Now as the winter months approach and benefits change, we continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and adjust procedures to better serve our clients while keeping health and safety top of mind. Some processes from the early days of the pandemic have been refined, including increasing food service sizes, relaxing eligibility for subsequent food services, opening more volunteer shifts, and requiring masks and physical distance inside the Food Bank.
PLEASE note that all of this changes as Ontario has entered into a lockdown situation for the month of January. No one who requires assistance will be allowed inside the building. All food services will be passed out through the front door. We are also not accepting any food donations at this time.
Through all of the changes, Tillsonburg has been amazingly generous with their support and commitment to the community, especially through food and monetary donations.