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Community Response Fund Helps Kapuskasing Families

United Way Centraide North East Ontario - Monday, 20 April 2020

The Community Response Fund was established to provide short-term, flexible, financial assistance to frontline charitable organizations across the North East District, working to meet the basic needs of vulnerable people through this health crisis.

As a direct result of your generosity and support, seven projects to date have received funding. Here’s how two communities, a handful of #everydayheroes and some amazing volunteers collaborated to bring an inspiring project to life.

Homeland Mission, a food rescue operation based out of Little Current, has been helping people from Manitoulin Island and the North Shore access food, free of charge, for 15 years. Through partnerships, collective efforts, and shared vision, the Food Giveaway has now helped people in Kapuskasing fill their fridges and pantries with basic essentials.

On Friday morning, a transport trailer filled with vegetables, cheese, milk, meat, and an assortment of pantry staples arrived in Kapuskasing for the Free Food Giveaway. With physical distancing guidelines in place, food was distributed to individuals and families needing a little extra help through this challenging time. Your donation to the Community Response Fund helped cover the cost of transport for the food to get from the Island to Kapuskasing. We couldn’t have done it without you!

The power of partnership and working together truly does make a difference. We’d like to thank Member of Parliament for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, Carol Hughes for helping to facilitate this amazing demonstration of people helping people.

#thank you #locallove #community #partnerships #basicneeds

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