With the goal of helping to re-stock the local food banks, a local couple has launched the Wallaceburg COVID 19 Food Drive.
Tim and Lisa English are set to tour Wallaceburg each day from April 6 to April 10 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in an effort to collect canned and non-perishable goods.
Dana Haggith caught up with Tim for an interview. Listen, below:
The organizers say many people in the community are in a dire situation having suddenly lost their income due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
“The shelves at local food banks are now, more than ever, in desperate need of replenishing,” organizers said on their Facebook page.
“We will be making five tours… one on each day, Monday to Friday. Each tour will occur in a designated area of town.”
The locations are as follows:
– April 7: The west side of Wallaceburg – Gordon Street, Old Glass Road, West of First Street.
– April 8: The north west central part of Wallaceburg.
– April 9: The north east central part of Wallaceburg.
– April 10: The east side of Wallaceburg.
The group already visited the southeast part of Wallaceburg on Monday, April 6, covering the McNaughton Avenue, Murray Street and Albert Street areas.
Organizers are asking people to label their donations clearly with ‘COVID-19 Food Drive.”
“Due to safety concerns we ask that you leave your donation outside your home in a convenient and safe location for pick up so that we can adhere to the social distancing guidelines put in place by our government,” organizers say.
“If you are donating ‘boxed goods’ please place them in a plastic bag or some other water repellent container.”
Organizers are asking people to have their donation ready by 3 p.m.
If people would rather drop their donation off, they can bring it to Screen Art, located on Arnold St. between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“We have taken steps to ensure it is safe to do so,” organizers say.
“Thank-you in advance for your generous help.”
Follow the group on Facebook, here.