Your donations are helping us feed our community in London, Ontario and deliver meals to seniors, adults with disabilities and shelters.
Collaboration is key
When quarantine started, our first thought was providing nutrition to the vulnerable population.
We are collaborating with three great organizations we trust to keep feeding:
- seniors and people with accommodations who cannot prepare their own meals;
- people who are struggling with housing and can't really self-isolate;
- people who are not getting a paycheque and can’t afford a meal for themselves or their families.
100% of donations are going directly to purchase food and we have received lovely pictures from the field.
Got creative in the kitchen? Made an easy meal your kids can't refuse? Share your own picture or video, on your social media account, of a go-to snack or a different recipe you've come up with during quarantine and nominate a friend (or more) to do the same!
"I #Cook4Good with @hellogncanada for Food Relief in Canada and nominate @___ to do the same!"
Good Neighbors (GN) has various initiatives around the world to provide nutrition and medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Along with emergency response to support vulnerable children and their families with food, we are focusing on prevention, distributing masks and hygiene products, and installing hand washing stations.
We are also making sure we can continue to provide clean water, sources of income, medical assistance and hygiene training.
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In a separate initiative, we have donated 400 masks to the London Health Sciences Centre.
- Is Minds in Bloom still happening?
We have postponed our next fundraiser, Minds in Bloom, originally scheduled for May 27. We don’t have a new date yet, but we will announce it as soon as we can. We have been in contact with the Faculty of Education - Western University, which is collaborating with us, as well as sponsors and supporters to discuss the best course of action.
- How is COVID-19 affecting your operations?
The COVID-19 situation has been a major impact for the work we do, and we are humbled by your continuous support. Our team is still equipped to help our donors with any inquiries, while working remotely. All volunteer trips and international flights for planned fundraising events have been cancelled. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 1 (833) 614-GOOD (4663) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
- How are you monitoring the situation in London, ON?
We are following local health officials and connecting with other local organizations and businesses. Please read our blog and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the most current information.
- I am having a hard time coping with all of this. What should I do?
It is normal for anxiety and depression symptoms to appear or be heightened: try to focus on self-care, check facts from reliable sources and follow recommendations from health officials.
If you believe you need help or are facing a mental health crisis, call Reach Out at 519-433-2023 or 1-866-933-2023, web chat or go to the Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Centre at 648 Huron St., London. These services are 24/7.