Special Food Bank Collection for Saturday, April 18th

April 17, 2020

The Municipal Emergency Control Group has been meeting regularly to discuss township operations during the covid-19 pandemic. We have adequate supplies on hand to maintain essential services provided by the Township and we continue to work to meet our resident’s needs. We would like to thank our residents for doing their part as well. Thank you to our essential service workers that are going above and beyond to serve our community, and thank you to those keeping us safe by staying at home.

We recognize that this is a difficult time for many. While laid off or on reduced hours, some may find themselves in need of some extra support. The South Grenville Food Bank is requesting additional funding or donations as they anticipate an increase to the number of clients they serve. Whether you are a registered client, or find yourself in temporary need, you can access support from the Food Bank by calling 613-925-2444 ext. 2.

In response to this need, a group of South Grenville residents have organized a special food bank collection for Saturday, April 18th from 11am – 2 pm. We are reminded to follow all social distancing guidelines and leave items on the ground near the truck and trailer, where a volunteer will load it. Upon completion of the event, donations will be taken to KRISKA trucking where they will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours before being released to the South Grenville Food Bank. Drop off locations in Edwardsburgh Cardinal include the Cardinal or Spencerville Fire Station and the Johnstown Community Centre. For more information, and a list of items that are needed, visit the Food Bank’s website at: http://www.foodforallfoodbank.ca/.

Staying at home may not be a safe option for some right now. Mayor Pat Sayeau announced to the Control Group that the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville have opened a Social Distancing Centre for those that can’t stay at home safely or don’t have a home to go to. Funded by the Provincial government, the Counties have set up a block of rooms at a Brockville Hotel to provide a safe place to stay. Meals and transportation can be provided. If you or someone you know finds themselves in need of a place to stay, phone social services at 613-342-3840 ext. 2129.

“No one should go without during these times,” says Mayor Pat Sayeau. “If you find yourself in need, there is help available to you.” If you are unsure of who to call to access support, you can phone the Township Office at 613-658-3055 so that we can put you in touch with support services.

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