The City of Kingston has issued a suggestion that says the best way to help local emergency food providers during this time of need is to make a donation online.
Community organizations that assist with food security are being stretched with extra demands, according to the City, and although they can’t offer their traditional services, they are working collaboratively to provide well over 500 take-away or delivered meals and food hampers to residents in Kingston and the County of Frontenac.
“I’ve been so heartened to hear how our local charities and other agencies that provide food have been flooded with kind offers of help,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “Given the need for physical distancing protocols, they are unfortunately unable to accommodate many of these generous offers. At this point in time, I’m encouraging everyone who is willing and able to help to make an online donation to the local provider of their choice.”
A list of local emergency food providers was provided (below) that you can choose from to make a donation or you can contribute to the United Way of KFL&A’s COVID Response Fund or Community Foundation For Kingston and Area’s Smart and Caring Community Fund. Those organizations assist a range of organizations that are providing services to the community during the pandemic.
Local emergency food providers:
- Partners in Mission Food Bank – food hampers
- Lionhearts Inc. – daily take home evening meals
- Martha’s Table – take home lunches
- Lunch by George – take home lunches
- Salvation Army – food hampers/pantry
- Loving Spoonful – assisting with accessing and distributing food
- Food Sharing Project – food hampers to families of students
- North Frontenac Food Bank – Sharbot Lake – food hampers
- South Frontenac Community Services – Food Bank and Meals on Wheels for South Frontenac and Rural Kingston