West End Drive-Through Food Hub Opening At Adie Knox

Wednesday September 16th, 2020

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A new west end food hub is set to open Thursday in the east parking lot of the Adie Knox Herman Recreation Complex.

The Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor Inc. is working with the City of Windsor and Government of Canada twice a week on the outdoor setting that allows for the continuance of proper social distancing measures.

“We are so grateful to be able to have once again worked closely with Mayor Dilkens, redeployed City of Windsor outdoor staff and CUPE Locals 82 and 543 to provide a food distribution hub to those living in this area of our city,” said June Muir, chief executive officer of UHC. “Having access to this site, and to the building itself, is extremely fortuitous as it allows us to not only offer non perishables in our hampers but also fresh, perishable items.”

Officials say that with the viability of Adie Knox the topic of many debates in recent years, the location of this food hub highlights the importance of the community and recreation complex within the area and offers UHC the opportunity to carry out its mission of assisting the most vulnerable segments of the local population.

The funding for the food program is part of the $100 million Emergency Fund for food security announced in April to help position food banks and local food organizations to respond to increased community needs.

The funds were distributed to the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association from Food Banks Canada. They will be used to continue the operation of drive-through food hubs throughout the city and county.

Food hampers will be distributed by no-contact methods from 11am to 2pm at the location each Tuesday and Thursday.

 

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