The Food Resource and Meal Calendar provides information on organizations and groups in the Chatham-Kent community that provide hot meals or soups kitchens available to individuals and families.

The Calendar also includes information on fee for service meals (such as Meals on Wheels), local Food Banks and other food related groups such as voucher programs.

In addition, there is information to help individuals and families access Emergency Shelters and Emergency Financial Assistance.

This resource is updated twice a year in May and November.

This update includes a number of changes to the calendar.

The following is a list of important updates:

– A reminder that many of the meal programs close for the summer. Please check to make sure that locations are open before you go as some close for July and August and others only for a short period of time.

– Christ Church will be changing their offering to a brown bag lunch for July and August

– Knox Presbyterian, Wallaceburg has added an additional meal on the Second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 pm.

– Knox Presbyterian will also be offering a Food Pantry on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Updated copies of both the Food Resource and Meal Calendar have been released to local agencies today.

Additionally, if you are looking for an online version, visit the CK Food Policy Council website at www.letstalkfood-ck.com for ongoing updates.

For more information please contact Lyndsay Davidson, Public Health Dietitian at the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 352-7270 ext 2478 or by email at lyndsayd@chatham-kent.ca