While the community continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, another Wallaceburg business is stepping up to help those in need.
The Black Goose Grill, located in downtown Wallaceburg, is set to give out free soup and bread starting next week.
“After speaking with Brian Horrobin, the boys and I decided there is an urgent need in our area, so starting Wednesday, March 25, we will be offering free family size soup takeout with a loaf of fresh Italian-style bread from Maple City from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday,” Mark Childs, the manager at the Wallaceburg restaurant, said on social media.
“This was made possible through a donation from A Night of Comedy Fundraising Committee. This project is designed to help those in need. You may pickup any time from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the given days.”
Childs added this will continue until The Black Goose states otherwise.
“Again, this is free and designed to help those in need,” Childs said.
“Each family will receive a foil tray of our homemade soup and a loaf of bread. Larger families will receive double portions. Pickup only. If you cannot make it, hopefully you can contact someone to pick up on your behalf. This is an honour system event so please don’t abuse it so we can feed as many as possible.”
Other businesses in Wallaceburg are doing their part to help the community as well.
No Frills in Wallaceburg has implemented dedicated time slots for seniors and customers with special needs. Details, here.
North Element has offered to pick up groceries, medicine or any other essential supplies needed by individuals in the Wallaceburg area. Details, here.
The United Way of Chatham-Kent has launched CKgives.ca to help with coordination efforts and raise emergency funds for those most vulnerable. Details, here.
The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Details, here.
For a list of local cancellations, postponement and further updates, click here.