COVID 19 EMERGENCY FOOD RESPONSE
Church Out Serving recently became part of the Haldimand-Norfolk Emergency Response Team, offering the service of our food projects and volunteers to help meet the needs of neighbours who are experiencing an increase in food insecurity during these pandemic days. Fresh take-out dinners, frozen hearty meals, food hampers and delivery are making a difference to housebound seniors and people with medical concerns who are isolating, those with financial or other hardships, and students/families who were part of the Student Nutrition Program during the schoolyear. To apply for this program, please call the County Hotline at 519-426-6170 ext 9999.
They say “teamwork makes the dream work,” and our volunteer construction team has been working together and working hard at the renovations at 83 Sydenham Street in downtown Simcoe. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, framing, and starting into drywall… Over 6,000 onsite hours! We’re getting there… Stay tuned for updates!
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Church Out Serving was recognized for the services we offer to our community. The Simcoe and District Chamber of Commerce honoured COS with the 2018 Outstanding Community Service Award at their annual awards gala held at The Greens of Renton. We are so appreciative of this honour, and received it on behalf of our volunteers who give and serve to make the work we do happen!
Here is a link to the video that was shared at the Awards Evening:
COVID 19 – If you are looking for way to help with our Emergency Food Response initiatives, but cannot volunteer at this time, donations to cover food costs would be gratefully received. Click on the red DONATE button above.
RIVERSYDE 83 – The renovations inside the building housing our new community food hub are nearing completion. And our fundraising efforts are at 79% of our target. Your gift toward the last 21% will help us to finish in the black! Be part of this exciting new downtown destination already now! Be part of the dream to make it happen. Click on the red DONATE button above.
RIVERSYDE 83 – If you have a trade or general labour skill to offer in our “community-style-build” renovations, please email us and let us know!
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Our community laundromat at 69 Norfolk St. S. has been temporarily closed due to the Covid 19 pandemic. In the best and safest interest of our patrons and volunteers, we made this difficult decision. We hope to announce our reopening soon.