Submitted by Linda Godhue
It is that time of year for those who may need a Thanksgiving Hamper from the Tobermory Food Bank to register for one. To do that please call Linda at 519-596-2333 or Jim at 519- 375- 7010. Thanksgiving will be a little different this year as some families will not be able to be together. But one thing is the same, it is a time that we give thanks for the many blessings we do have.
Please call the above numbers if you need some assistance in celebrating Thanksgiving. Perhaps you have never needed that assistance before, but we know these current times can create new circumstances for all of us. Please do not hesitate to ask. All requests are in confidence.
Day and time for Hampers pick up is Friday October 9th between 11 a.m. and 12 noon at the Meeting Place, but you must register beforehand.
The providing of Thanksgiving Hampers and other Holiday Hampers by the Tobermory Food Bank has been in place since its beginning. The thought behind this is that everyone no matter what their circumstances are, should have the necessary items to be able to celebrate the holiday. And as it has always been the Hampers will have extra items to add to recipient’s food supply.
Looking back all these months, the Tobermory Food Bank has many thanks to give to all those who have supported us in amazing generous ways. Like all Food Banks, at the beginning we were not sure how the pandemic would impact the service we provide to clients. Jennifer Cuffe from the Meeting Place went into action and helped us implement a protocol to keep clients and our volunteers safe. Then the community stepped up to see that we had monetary donations to allow us to purchase the needed items to keep our shelves full. Rick Peacock and staff worked to make sure, even with limited availability, that we could get the basics for our clients.
The community of Tobermory has a long history of helping each other and it is still happening in these unprecedented times. If you have any questions regarding Thanksgiving Hampers or the Tobermory Food Bank, please call Linda at the above number.