Updated March 23, 2020
Dear friends and neighbours,
We love our volunteers; our organization relies on thousands of people to achieve its mission—and we know our caring community wants to help.
We need you; but, not just yet.
The reason is simple.
We want to reinforcesocial distancing, so we all get through this quicker. We need to protect those who can serve, so they can continue to serve.
This means limiting people in our circle as much as possible right now. This is a hard thing for us to do, as normally our circle is large and welcoming!
The best way to help right now is with a financial donation.
And, please, inspire your friends to do the same. This helps us keep the mission going and removes a major fundraising concern for us, allowing us to focus all our resources on the task at hand—finding creative, safe ways to continue serving the most vulnerable. It also helps us cover off new costs like increased fuel for deliveries, increased costs for protective safety gear for staff and so on.
I hope this gives some clarity and please don’t hesitate to reach out and get in touch. As I said, we need you, just not yet. But when the time comes, we know you’ll still be there! THANK YOU for being a Food Hero!
Graham Hill ED
Updated March 17, 2020
Dear friends & neighbours,
We share in the growing concern surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the communities we serve. Our hearts go out to the individuals and families that have been impacted. At Food for Life, we believe it is our role and responsibility during this time to prioritize the health and well-being of our partners, volunteers and teams, while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus. We will continue to make decisions that support the safety of our community, guided by our mission and values.
We wanted to provide an update on the actions that Food for Life is taking to help prevent the spread of the virus and support the health and well-being of our partners, friends and neighbours.
Our rigorous cleaning and disinfecting regiments are being elevated. Our volunteers are ensuring hand-washing and proper protocols are being followed.
As of March 17th, some of our programs have closed to protect the volunteers and the neighbours who use them. All closed programs are listed in the right hand box. We are continuing to rescue food and get it to programs that are open.
We appreciate your understanding that, as a partner, your Food for Life experience may look different as we navigate through this time together.
We will continue to refer to Public Health and our local leaders as we move through these times.
Food for Life and our community is resilient, we are unwavering in our mission to rescue food, and impact lives. We are privileged to work with you and your community and look forward to seeing you soon.
We thank you for being a part of the GOOD we do.
Programs Cancelled Until Further Notice
Monday: Burlington East Presbyterian Church
Tuesday: Milton Gospel Hall
Tuesday: Hopedale Bible Chapel in Oakville
Wednesday: Oakridge Bible Chapel in Oakville