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Help the most vulnerable as our community responds to COVID-19

 

DO YOU NEED HELP?

 

COVID-19 CK Student Nutrition Food Assistance Program

School closures play an important role in limiting the transmission of the coronavirus. Families, school staff and community partners have concerns about how this impacts children who rely on the CK Student Nutrition Program.  
 

Working alongside the CK Student Nutrition Program organizers, community partners, donors and volunteers – United Way is coordinating efforts to help kids in CK have the food they need.  A food assistance fund has been set up to support families experiencing financial hardship to help purchase groceries.
 

**Registration is open Mondays from 9am to Wednesdays at 11:59pm. 
**Parents/Guardians with school-aged children in Chatham-Kent are qualified to register once per week.

Questions about registration can be sent to covidresponserelief@gmail.com

 

IN MARCH 2020, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DECLARED THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) A PANDEMIC

Since then, public health, several municipal departments, social services agencies, community groups, and United Way of Chatham-Kent have come together to ensure we are able to continue to support those most in need in our community. Grassroots groups have formed. Neighbours are helping neighbours. Volunteers are stepping up. 

Everyone has an important role to play.

 
 

WHEN YOU GIVE TO UNITED WAY
YOU WILL HELP PROVIDE:

BASIC NEEDS

Ensure people have access to life’s essentials, such as food.

AS THE SITUATION CHANGES, UNITED WAY WILL WORK WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO ADAPT OUR RESPONSE.

 
 
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WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER

We know many people in Chatham-Kent cannot afford to prepare, and do not have a support system around them if they contract COVID-19 or need to self-isolate. Those who already face barriers—things like poverty, homelessness and social isolation—need even more help during this time. The needs will continue to evolve. But, as you work to protect your family and those closest to you to keep them healthy, we urge you to think of those who may need the help of their neighbours.

Together we can keep our community strong.

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CRISIS IS NOT UNFAMILIAR TO OUR REGION

We’ve been there for each other through floods, ice storms, and even blackouts. Each day, United Way of Chatham-Kent works to tackle the tough problems. In a crisis, we work rapidly with front-line agencies, our municipality and partners to uncover the greatest needs, and organize to achieve the greatest impact. Quietly behind the scenes, we are united in our efforts help to keep the foodbank shelves stocked and human resources at the ready.

We know that when we work together, we can make a difference.

IF YOU’RE ABLE, PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TODAY.

You can help! 100% of your donation will stay in Chatham-Kent and assist the efforts of organizations and volunteers to ensure people have the basic needs to keep them safe and healthy.

 
 

JOIN US FOR FOR 3PM TALKS

Every week day at 3pm we will be talking about local COVID-19 related issues effecting Chatham-Kent and the solutions to help our community.  Please check out the 3PM Talks page for more videos.

Helping Seniors through the VON

May 19, 2020

With special guest Nicole Hunter of VON Erie St. Clair talking about the challenges that local seniors are facing.

Victim Service is There for You

May 22, 2020

With special guest Jennifer Richmond, a Crisis Support Worker for Victim Services talking about how the phones are still open to help people who are victims of crime or tragic circumstance and the creative ways they are providing support

How to Help Youth with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent

May 25, 2020

With special guest Nan Stuckey of Big Brothers Big Sisters talking about the importance of mentorship and volunteering to help children.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION SUPPORT

If you are a front-line community group or organization helping with the COVID-19 response in Chatham-Kent and are requiring volunteers please contact: Karyn O'Neil by email or phone 1.519.354.0430


For financial support, this application is intended for registered charities, nonprofits, and community groups providing services in the Chatham-Kent area that are directly assisting with the COVID-19 response.

 
 

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