Hamilton helps: Local groups step up during the coronavirus pandemic

Community Apr 20, 2020 Hamilton Mountain News

Recognizing that many are struggling to put food on the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, Really Living Seventh-day Adventist Church in south Hamilton is providing a free bag of groceries to households in need.

The Bags of Hope project began April 13 and has already served more than 60 homes. Subject to availability, each grocery bag contains milk, eggs, bread, potatoes, pasta and soup. Volunteers are available to deliver to Hamilton residences located east of Highway 403, or applicants with transportation of their own may choose to pick up a bag from the Really Living Centre at 2060 Upper James St., at a pre-arranged time.

Due to constraints on funding, the program is limiting applications to one per household. Those in need are invited to register for a bag online at reallyliving.ca.

Med students providing PPE

Medical students from McMaster University and the University of Toronto have joined forces to create 3D-printed face shields for front-line health-care workers impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A campaign called 3D PPE for GTHA aims to support workers in hospitals and community medical clinics in Hamilton, Toronto and the Niagara Region.

The medical students have partnered with Humanity First Canada, which offers an online donation platform through Canadahelps.org. Donors can also support the effort through a GoFundMe campaign. Volunteers, preferably with medical experience, can visit the website: 3dppegtha.ca for more information and to express their interest. Physical distancing among volunteers in prioritized.

Paletta family supports pandemic relief

The Paletta family is donating $500,000 to support pandemic relief efforts, split equally between Hamilton and Burlington.

The contribution to Hamilton Community Foundation’s Pandemic Response Fund will help charities address the needs of vulnerable people and families, including those experiencing homelessness and poverty, isolated seniors, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities. It’s the family’s largest donation yet to the fund and will also support agencies to adapt their services or operations, as a result of COVID-19.

“Though each of us is affected by the current crisis, the impact is far greater on some citizens than on others. We wanted to make a difference for those who are already in difficult circumstances,” said family spokesperson Paul Paletta. “We feel blessed to be able to help in this unprecedented situation.”

“We are both proud and humbled by the generous support of the Paletta family during these critical days,” said Hamilton Community Foundation president and CEO Terry Cooke. “This donation is just one of many examples in the Paletta’s long history of philanthropy and community leadership, of stepping up whenever and wherever they can and inspiring others to do the same. Their remarkable gift will help reduce uncertainty for our city’s most vulnerable at this critical time and in the months ahead.”

Apple farm donates to Good Shepherd

Hugh Drummond of Drummond Farms has donated 1,600 pounds of apples to the Good Shepherd Venture Centre in support of the organization’s response to COVD-19 and will store another 6,400 pounds of Great Big Crunch apples to be picked up at a later date when the Venture Centre has space.

Tastebuds, Hamilton’s student nutrition collaborative, had hoped to launch its Great Big Crunch campaign in March, but cancelled plans due to COVID-19.

Great Big Crunch is a special day of food education where students, teachers, parents and local volunteers come together to take a synchronized crunch into an apple while learning about healthy snacking and local food. The event draws attention to the 130 student nutrition programs in 109 locations across Hamilton that serve over 25,000 students every school day.

Hamilton Community Foundation ready to help

Hamilton Community Foundation is inviting funding applications from Hamilton charities meeting the needs of vulnerable populations affected by the impact of COVID-19. Currently, applications are being accepted for programs that address meeting basic needs in the short term, and emerging needs over the next weeks and months.

Short-term basic needs include those related to food security, shelter and hygiene. Short-to-medium term grants will support the capacity of front-line charities to deliver critical serves to vulnerable populations affected by quarantine, closures, shortages, access to services, loss of income, or affected by other economic factors and supporting gaps not covered by municipal, provincial or federal relief funding. There is no deadline; applications are being reviewed as they are received with decisions made as quickly as possible.

For complete guidelines and to apply, visit http:/www.hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca/pandemic-response-fund/.

Alectra Inc. supports area food banks

Utility provider Alecta Inc. is helping food banks across its service territory cope with a growing demand for food as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist, Alectra is donating a total of $230,000 to food banks across eight communities, including Food4Kids and Hamilton Food Share.

Rotary Club of Hamilton provides PPE

The Rotary Club of Hamilton is donating $6,000 for the purchase of surgical and N95 masks to address the pressing need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The world is facing an unprecedented health and economic crisis that requires the mobilization and participation of every individual and every business in this country, and our Rotary Club needed to do something to help our community” said Rotary Club President Heather Moroz.

The Rotary Club of Hamilton’s Board of Directors approved the donation using funds raised through their members and fundraisers. Through the Rotary network, supplies have been secured from a local distributor.

The service club plans to distribute more than 1,200 surgical masks and 1500 N95 masks to several local organizations offering frontline care, including the two residential facilities of St. Leonard’s Society of Hamilton, Ellen Osler House and the men’s residence at the YMCA in Hamilton. The remaining will be donated to the City of Hamilton to distribute to local community services in desperate need of PPE.

Hamilton helps: Local groups step up during the coronavirus pandemic

Community Apr 20, 2020 Hamilton Mountain News

Recognizing that many are struggling to put food on the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, Really Living Seventh-day Adventist Church in south Hamilton is providing a free bag of groceries to households in need.

The Bags of Hope project began April 13 and has already served more than 60 homes. Subject to availability, each grocery bag contains milk, eggs, bread, potatoes, pasta and soup. Volunteers are available to deliver to Hamilton residences located east of Highway 403, or applicants with transportation of their own may choose to pick up a bag from the Really Living Centre at 2060 Upper James St., at a pre-arranged time.

Due to constraints on funding, the program is limiting applications to one per household. Those in need are invited to register for a bag online at reallyliving.ca.

Med students providing PPE

Related Content

Medical students from McMaster University and the University of Toronto have joined forces to create 3D-printed face shields for front-line health-care workers impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A campaign called 3D PPE for GTHA aims to support workers in hospitals and community medical clinics in Hamilton, Toronto and the Niagara Region.

The medical students have partnered with Humanity First Canada, which offers an online donation platform through Canadahelps.org. Donors can also support the effort through a GoFundMe campaign. Volunteers, preferably with medical experience, can visit the website: 3dppegtha.ca for more information and to express their interest. Physical distancing among volunteers in prioritized.

Paletta family supports pandemic relief

The Paletta family is donating $500,000 to support pandemic relief efforts, split equally between Hamilton and Burlington.

The contribution to Hamilton Community Foundation’s Pandemic Response Fund will help charities address the needs of vulnerable people and families, including those experiencing homelessness and poverty, isolated seniors, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities. It’s the family’s largest donation yet to the fund and will also support agencies to adapt their services or operations, as a result of COVID-19.

“Though each of us is affected by the current crisis, the impact is far greater on some citizens than on others. We wanted to make a difference for those who are already in difficult circumstances,” said family spokesperson Paul Paletta. “We feel blessed to be able to help in this unprecedented situation.”

“We are both proud and humbled by the generous support of the Paletta family during these critical days,” said Hamilton Community Foundation president and CEO Terry Cooke. “This donation is just one of many examples in the Paletta’s long history of philanthropy and community leadership, of stepping up whenever and wherever they can and inspiring others to do the same. Their remarkable gift will help reduce uncertainty for our city’s most vulnerable at this critical time and in the months ahead.”

Apple farm donates to Good Shepherd

Hugh Drummond of Drummond Farms has donated 1,600 pounds of apples to the Good Shepherd Venture Centre in support of the organization’s response to COVD-19 and will store another 6,400 pounds of Great Big Crunch apples to be picked up at a later date when the Venture Centre has space.

Tastebuds, Hamilton’s student nutrition collaborative, had hoped to launch its Great Big Crunch campaign in March, but cancelled plans due to COVID-19.

Great Big Crunch is a special day of food education where students, teachers, parents and local volunteers come together to take a synchronized crunch into an apple while learning about healthy snacking and local food. The event draws attention to the 130 student nutrition programs in 109 locations across Hamilton that serve over 25,000 students every school day.

Hamilton Community Foundation ready to help

Hamilton Community Foundation is inviting funding applications from Hamilton charities meeting the needs of vulnerable populations affected by the impact of COVID-19. Currently, applications are being accepted for programs that address meeting basic needs in the short term, and emerging needs over the next weeks and months.

Short-term basic needs include those related to food security, shelter and hygiene. Short-to-medium term grants will support the capacity of front-line charities to deliver critical serves to vulnerable populations affected by quarantine, closures, shortages, access to services, loss of income, or affected by other economic factors and supporting gaps not covered by municipal, provincial or federal relief funding. There is no deadline; applications are being reviewed as they are received with decisions made as quickly as possible.

For complete guidelines and to apply, visit http:/www.hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca/pandemic-response-fund/.

Alectra Inc. supports area food banks

Utility provider Alecta Inc. is helping food banks across its service territory cope with a growing demand for food as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist, Alectra is donating a total of $230,000 to food banks across eight communities, including Food4Kids and Hamilton Food Share.

Rotary Club of Hamilton provides PPE

The Rotary Club of Hamilton is donating $6,000 for the purchase of surgical and N95 masks to address the pressing need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The world is facing an unprecedented health and economic crisis that requires the mobilization and participation of every individual and every business in this country, and our Rotary Club needed to do something to help our community” said Rotary Club President Heather Moroz.

The Rotary Club of Hamilton’s Board of Directors approved the donation using funds raised through their members and fundraisers. Through the Rotary network, supplies have been secured from a local distributor.

The service club plans to distribute more than 1,200 surgical masks and 1500 N95 masks to several local organizations offering frontline care, including the two residential facilities of St. Leonard’s Society of Hamilton, Ellen Osler House and the men’s residence at the YMCA in Hamilton. The remaining will be donated to the City of Hamilton to distribute to local community services in desperate need of PPE.

Hamilton helps: Local groups step up during the coronavirus pandemic

Community Apr 20, 2020 Hamilton Mountain News

Recognizing that many are struggling to put food on the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, Really Living Seventh-day Adventist Church in south Hamilton is providing a free bag of groceries to households in need.

The Bags of Hope project began April 13 and has already served more than 60 homes. Subject to availability, each grocery bag contains milk, eggs, bread, potatoes, pasta and soup. Volunteers are available to deliver to Hamilton residences located east of Highway 403, or applicants with transportation of their own may choose to pick up a bag from the Really Living Centre at 2060 Upper James St., at a pre-arranged time.

Due to constraints on funding, the program is limiting applications to one per household. Those in need are invited to register for a bag online at reallyliving.ca.

Med students providing PPE

Related Content

Medical students from McMaster University and the University of Toronto have joined forces to create 3D-printed face shields for front-line health-care workers impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A campaign called 3D PPE for GTHA aims to support workers in hospitals and community medical clinics in Hamilton, Toronto and the Niagara Region.

The medical students have partnered with Humanity First Canada, which offers an online donation platform through Canadahelps.org. Donors can also support the effort through a GoFundMe campaign. Volunteers, preferably with medical experience, can visit the website: 3dppegtha.ca for more information and to express their interest. Physical distancing among volunteers in prioritized.

Paletta family supports pandemic relief

The Paletta family is donating $500,000 to support pandemic relief efforts, split equally between Hamilton and Burlington.

The contribution to Hamilton Community Foundation’s Pandemic Response Fund will help charities address the needs of vulnerable people and families, including those experiencing homelessness and poverty, isolated seniors, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities. It’s the family’s largest donation yet to the fund and will also support agencies to adapt their services or operations, as a result of COVID-19.

“Though each of us is affected by the current crisis, the impact is far greater on some citizens than on others. We wanted to make a difference for those who are already in difficult circumstances,” said family spokesperson Paul Paletta. “We feel blessed to be able to help in this unprecedented situation.”

“We are both proud and humbled by the generous support of the Paletta family during these critical days,” said Hamilton Community Foundation president and CEO Terry Cooke. “This donation is just one of many examples in the Paletta’s long history of philanthropy and community leadership, of stepping up whenever and wherever they can and inspiring others to do the same. Their remarkable gift will help reduce uncertainty for our city’s most vulnerable at this critical time and in the months ahead.”

Apple farm donates to Good Shepherd

Hugh Drummond of Drummond Farms has donated 1,600 pounds of apples to the Good Shepherd Venture Centre in support of the organization’s response to COVD-19 and will store another 6,400 pounds of Great Big Crunch apples to be picked up at a later date when the Venture Centre has space.

Tastebuds, Hamilton’s student nutrition collaborative, had hoped to launch its Great Big Crunch campaign in March, but cancelled plans due to COVID-19.

Great Big Crunch is a special day of food education where students, teachers, parents and local volunteers come together to take a synchronized crunch into an apple while learning about healthy snacking and local food. The event draws attention to the 130 student nutrition programs in 109 locations across Hamilton that serve over 25,000 students every school day.

Hamilton Community Foundation ready to help

Hamilton Community Foundation is inviting funding applications from Hamilton charities meeting the needs of vulnerable populations affected by the impact of COVID-19. Currently, applications are being accepted for programs that address meeting basic needs in the short term, and emerging needs over the next weeks and months.

Short-term basic needs include those related to food security, shelter and hygiene. Short-to-medium term grants will support the capacity of front-line charities to deliver critical serves to vulnerable populations affected by quarantine, closures, shortages, access to services, loss of income, or affected by other economic factors and supporting gaps not covered by municipal, provincial or federal relief funding. There is no deadline; applications are being reviewed as they are received with decisions made as quickly as possible.

For complete guidelines and to apply, visit http:/www.hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca/pandemic-response-fund/.

Alectra Inc. supports area food banks

Utility provider Alecta Inc. is helping food banks across its service territory cope with a growing demand for food as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist, Alectra is donating a total of $230,000 to food banks across eight communities, including Food4Kids and Hamilton Food Share.

Rotary Club of Hamilton provides PPE

The Rotary Club of Hamilton is donating $6,000 for the purchase of surgical and N95 masks to address the pressing need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The world is facing an unprecedented health and economic crisis that requires the mobilization and participation of every individual and every business in this country, and our Rotary Club needed to do something to help our community” said Rotary Club President Heather Moroz.

The Rotary Club of Hamilton’s Board of Directors approved the donation using funds raised through their members and fundraisers. Through the Rotary network, supplies have been secured from a local distributor.

The service club plans to distribute more than 1,200 surgical masks and 1500 N95 masks to several local organizations offering frontline care, including the two residential facilities of St. Leonard’s Society of Hamilton, Ellen Osler House and the men’s residence at the YMCA in Hamilton. The remaining will be donated to the City of Hamilton to distribute to local community services in desperate need of PPE.