When the Hardy Bay Senior Citizen's Society closed their doors March 13 to protect their membership from the spread of COVID-19, the vibrant club took their membership's needs to heart and started a new initiative. Their "keeping in touch" program keeps the members connected daily, and helps isolated people access food.
The program is based on a list of volunteers who call and check in on the members daily. The seniors also enlisted the help of Alex Higgins, of Wolven IT, to develop a simple and easy website to help organize the ordering and distribution of food through Save-On Foods in Port Hardy. There are over 50 people using the service, and 25 volunteers from the Hardy Bay Seniors. So impressive Hardy Bay Senior's! Check out the Hardy Bay Senior's On Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/Hardyseniors/
Local Grocery stores have answered the call too, so even those who are not part of a senior's group can access food and have it delivered. There are many options available in each community for people who need modified service and can't make it out. See below for some options, and visit www.mwhn.ca for more links to community resources.
FOOD SECURITY NETWORK
Community Food Supply - Grocery Stores & Distributers
Save-On Foods is taking phone and online orders from Seniors and the most vulnerable. The demand has increased, be sure to plan ahead for your food needs and give adequate time for delivery. Delivery can be done with local taxi service providers. Ask the store for more details. Open 07:00 - 08:00 Daily for seniors and vulnerable people.
Phone and online orders are available, and IGA offers some delivery services. They are open early for people who need additional support in social distancing measures, the vulnerable, and the elderly.
Hyde Creek Petro Canada has partnered with Sysco Food Distributers to provide small food packages. Contact Hyde Creek Esso for more details about this innovative and helpful project.
Maintain social distancing: max 5 customers in the store at a time. No re-usable bags.
Maintain social distancing: max 5 customers in the store at a time.
Email & phone orders available for pick-up at 11:30-12:00 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Email orders must include name, phone number, member number, payment method, grocery list, and whether or not you will take substitutions. No re-usable bags please
Email orders: email@example.com
Phone orders: 250-973-2300 - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:30-10:30
Delivery: Donna 250-973-6984
Busy B Distributors, Port Hardy
Busy B is working with Sysco Food Distributors to provide the small package food program. Contact Busy B for details.
Phone: (250) 949-7646