THE WRA’s COMMUNITY GARDEN SUBCOMMITTEE LAUNCHES
GO FUNDME CAMPAIGN!
The WRA’s community garden committee is working hard to get the funds needed to build the Vimy Victory Garden, and has launched a Go Fund Me campaign. For more information go the to full blog post, or click the button below to donate.
Applying for Financial Assistance:
Canada Emergency Relief Benefits: CERB: Available to employees, contract workers and the self employed. Here’s a good step by step article on CERB - I’d crib from this or post directly. https://www.savvynewcanadians.com/how-to-apply-for-the-canada-emergency-response-benefit-cerb/
MANITOBA HYDRO: Deferral of Utility payments is available without penalty - https://www.hydro.mb.ca/covid19/ You must contact them: Hydro has stopped all disconnections related to overdue accounts until further notice. If you are struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can defer or arrange a flexible payment plan and Hydro will suspend late-payment charges for up to six months. If you’re unable to pay your bill by your due date, contact Hydro so they can can help you by making these changes on your account.
STEPS TO ACCESS FOOD
Step 1. Contact the Food Assistance Call Centre to book an appointment at your local food bank:
Phone: (204) 982-3660
Phone: (1-800) 970-5559
Step 2. Attend Your Appointment
– Bring your Manitoba Health Card to your local food bank, and bags or boxes to carry your food hamper.
– Read what you will receive below.
Step 3. Following your appointment
– Call or Email the Food Assistance Line in Step 1 to book your next appointment.
Food Hampers – what you will receive:
Local Grocery Delivery and Pick-UP
FOODFARE: Delivery is available from the stores on Portage and the one on Maryland. If you would like to place an order for delivery, please email/call any location directly. Email is the quickest way.
When emailing, please be sure to add:
Your phone number
Preferred Method of Payment
List of items you would like
Delivery fee is $6.00 for seniors, $10.00 for others. Same day delivery is available Monday-Friday if we have orders before 12:00 noon. Depending on availability, we may deliver orders received after 12:00 PM on same day. We may deliver on weekends depending on availability. Pickup orders are also available as well. This service is $5.
Contact information for each location:
Maryland Foodfare (115 Maryland St.)
204-772-1251 or 204-772-1250
Portage Foodfare (905 Portage Ave.)
Their flyer is available online. You need to be as specific as possible when sending in your order. If you do not get an item, it is because we do not have it in stock. If they have any questions about your order, they will call you. You can pay by e-transfer or other methods.
DeLuca is also offering pick up orders. Send your order (be specific) by email to email@example.com and include your phone#. They will contact you with a time to pick up at the back door and arrange for payment by credit card over the phone.
Broadway Seniors Resource Council 204 772 3533 funded through the WRHA. They realize many seniors do not have inter-net, so the phone numberis important. Some of the ways they can help include.
1)Daily friendly phone calls, 2) Resource finding and referrals, 3) Grocery errands and other options, 4) In-home activities to stay active and engaged, 5) Up to date information on COVID-19. If you know of seniors in the neighbourhood on your street who you are concerned do not have the support they need please call this number.
Local and City wide Pharmacy Services and Delivery
Note: Please check with local stores to confirm details.
Help Next Door Services:
The Vimy Garden is a Go!!
Looking for Volunteers
The City Of Winnipeg, Parks and Recreation Dept. has now agreed, in principle, to lease us the northern half of the old bowling green in Vimy Ridge Park for the Vimy Victory Garden. We need volunteers to make this happen!!