Huntsville’s Table Foundation response to COVID-19; Food bank is open and kitchen meals are to go


Heather Cassie


Please continue to donate food (perishable and non-perishable) and toiletry items that we can share with our guests. Donations can be made during Food Bank hours: Tues and Fri 12 to 3, and Sat 10 to 1. Financial donations may be made through our website www.thetablefoundation.ca . Thank you for helping us continue to meet needs together.


Guests who access our services are asked to be aware of physical distancing, bring their own containers/jars and/or boxes/bags, and not come in person if you are feeling any symptoms of illness. New guests always welcome. Please bring ID and Health Cards for family members (no other questions asked).


Soup Kitchen: Our host churches are closed. Anyone needing a take out meal may bring a container/jar to our Community Kitchen at 11 Hanes St. between 5:00 and 6:30 pm Mondays and Thursdays and we will happily fill it.


Food Bank: We will continue to provide food and other needed items to anyone in need during regular hours (posted above). However, guests will not enter the building, but rather will have a volunteer shop for them. Same food limits will apply and food... will be based on availability. Process will be communicated to guests. Please bring own bags/boxes.


Exchange Store: As the ES is inside the same building as our Food Bank, we will close during this time. Please hold onto all donations until we are operational again. Critical needs may be communicated to Food Bank Leader, however, during Food Bank hours.


Love Connection: Our Birthday Club will continue to offer what we are able and new sign ups are welcome. Prayer will continue. Special occasion gifts/treats are welcome to be donated and will be shared with guests.

Music offerings at the Soup Kitchen meals are on pause. Our bulletin board where needs are posted or items to give away are posted will move to Facebook. Any practical love you want to share is welcome! All other areas of LC aren’t affected based on when they are happening (lots at Christmas...).


Men’s Hostel: Our Hostel will remain open until the end of April (and re-open mid-Sept) again this year. The building is once again being rented by Deerhurst for staff accommodation during summer months, which assists us in being able to provide this service during the rest of the year.


Community Kitchen: Our trained and diligent volunteers will prepare take out meals for Soup Kitchen guests and assist with all aspects of food portioning and baking for Food Bank guests. Food Bank lunches will be on hold as they cannot be served in the FB.


Food Rescue: All aspects of picking up food from grocery stores, restaurants, suppliers and elsewhere will continue as long as food is being offered. Food will continue to be brought to the Community Kitchen and Food Bank and shared with guests.


Food Bank Garden: We are looking forward to spring planting! Volunteers are gearing up for our second year of planting and harvesting.


THANK YOU TO ALL.

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