In an effort to help vulnerable clients and members of the community in need amid COVID-19, Carefor Renfrew County has partnered with St. Joseph’s Food Bank in Pembroke to deliver food hampers.
“The volunteers at the St. Joseph’s Food Bank are amazing people. They work tirelessly to ensure food sustainability in our community, which is so important every day, but especially during this unprecedented time,” says Janna Wood, Carefor Community Support Services Program Supervisor. “We feel privileged to be working with them. Many thanks to all of the volunteers who make this happen, and to our staff drivers for making the deliveries!”
Thanks to generous community donations, the St. Joseph’s Food Bank has been able to make their hampers quite substantial, providing groceries twice a month to almost twenty clients. Carefor drivers, like Michael Venne, pick up and deliver the food hampers every Monday to those in need.
“Everyone at Carefor is to be commended for making this happen for your clients,” says John Kilborn, President of the St. Joseph’s Food Bank. This initiative shows how quickly partnerships can be built and adapted to support the most vulnerable in our communities, especially during a time of need.