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Kawartha Lakes Food Source Response to COVID-19

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KAWARTHA LAKES: With growing concerns around COVID-19, the Kawartha Lakes Food Source would like to provide a summary of our response to date and our commitment to our community moving forward. At this time, the Kawartha Lakes Food Source, as well as all 10 of our member food banks remain operational as an essential service. The month of March saw just under 1,500 individuals access food from food banks across the Kawartha Lakes. This is a 44% increase in individuals served compared to February. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and food bank visitors is of the utmost importance and we are following the lead of our local, provincial, and Canadian public health agencies during this important time. We want to ensure the food banks across the City of Kawartha Lakes remain a safe environment. Please know that the Kawartha Lakes Food Source, and our member food banks, are doing their part to ensure the community remains safe and healthy while continuing to provide essential services to those in need. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and provide ongoing updates to the community as needed. We encourage you to follow us closely on Facebook for any updates about changes to food bank operations that may affect members of our community.

How you can help: Now, more than ever, food banks in our community need your support.

At this time, online financial donations are a preferred donation method as it is completely contactless and risk-free. To make an online financial donation, go to www.kawarthalakesfoodsource.com and click “donate now”. You may also mail in a cheque or cash donations to the Kawartha Lakes Food Source at Box 123, Lindsay, ON K9V 4R8. Donation barrels are located at Loblaws, Food Basics, and Valu-Mart in Lindsay. If you are already making a trip to the grocery store, please consider bringing donations with you to the store, or perhaps pick up some items to donate when you shop. We recognize that having the ability to donate financially or physically is a privilege. If you are not in a position to give at this time but would like to offer your support, consider taking time to spread the word about the Kawartha Lakes Food Source and our current need. Like us on Facebook and share our posts. When COVID-19 is no longer a threat, reach out to us to learn about how you can get involved. If you have further questions about donating, you can reach us by phone at 705-324-0707. Thank you for your continued support of the Kawartha Lakes Food Source.

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