StreetHelp Homeless Centre Moves To Take-Out Food Shelter

Monday March 16th, 2020

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Streethelp is moving to a take-out food shelter as a proactive step to help prevent any spread of illness among the homeless.

“We are very concerned about the homeless and we also want to ensure we do what is best for our overall community,” said Christine Wilson-Furlonger. “We have studied this issue and discussed options. We know having social distancing is important while still protecting and supporting our most vulnerable in our society.”

With this new strategy, volunteers will have no contact with the homeless population and can instead help with food preparation and packaging.

Wilson-Furlonger says they are sourcing appropriate take out containers and are asking for donations of “immune boosting foods”, homemade items, fresh fruits and vegetables and financial help to cover added costs of containers.

Having taken these steps Wilson-Furlonger has a list of items that would help make their work easier:

• Fresh vegetables and fruit
• Homemade stew, hearty soup, baked beans,
• Pre-made sandwiches
• Peanut butter, jam, packaged cold meats
• Bottled juice and water
• Granola bars, protein bars,
• Easy open tins of canned tuna, meats, fruit

“We need more help and we will ensure volunteers can be protected by being inside and not in contact with any of the homeless,” she says.

To offer help, contact Wilson-Furlonger at [email protected] or call Street Help Homeless Centre at 519-977-9200.

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