While most of the public health response and media attention around COVID-19 has thus far focused the spread of disease, the societal response has also created unintended economic and social consequences across the globe, including in our community. These include layoffs, disrupted service supports, and heightened stress.
At a recent meeting of eight community organizations serving families in Williams Lake, one of the most pressing concerns identified was the surge in need for food and basic supplies. Our group identified three key actions community members can take right now to support those in our community in greatest need: donate money, food items, and basic personal care items to the Salvation Army and/or the Boys and Girls Club (see link for detailed list of items).
Donations will be used to replenish the food bank and create care kits for youth and adults in need with an aim of delivering 300 care kits per month. To make a donation, click here.