The numbers are in! Over 9,000 meals have been distributed to those affected by homelessness.
The numbers are in! Thanks to you and our incredible community partners, over 9,284 meals have been provided to homeless individuals, couples and families sheltering in hotels during the Covid-19 pandemic. The highest number of meals served was in January 2021 with a record of 1,202 meals.
About the Meals to Motels Program:
When Covid-19 arrived in our region, local agencies quickly identified the effect that the pandemic was having on our homeless population. Folks needed a safe environment to live and hunger needed to be addressed. Many were able to be housed in rental apartments and others were housed in local motels. This is where the meal delivery came in. Nutritious, microwaveable meals made by OSHaRE were then delivered to those in need.
The success of this project is a direct result of many agencies coming together in this increased time of need. Our thanks and appreciation goes out to: County of Grey, YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce: Community & Employment Services, Owen Sound Hunger and Relief Effort, M’Wikwedong NCRC, The Women’s Centre Grey Bruce Inc. and Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce.
We are so grateful to all. We have all been through so much and this is a wonderful reminder of what an amazing community we have. <3
If you would like to support your community during this heightened time of need, please visit www.DonateToday.ca or call 519-376-1560. Thank you for your support.