Rising food prices are hurting seniors living in Clementine Towers, an Ottawa Community Housing apartment for seniors. Many of the residents there are also unable to get to and from the Heron Emergency Food Centre, which unfortunately does not deliver. As a result, Clementine Towers resident Cathy Hamilton has started a food pantry to help seniors. With the kind assistance of Ottawa Community Housing and the Community Development Officer, she obtained shelf and fridge space on the main floor. She and a team of volunteers do all the work necessary to accept, store ,and distribute food donations to needy seniors living there. You can read more about Cathy’s emergency food pantry from the Globe and Mail or listen to her interview on CBC Ottawa Morning.

If you are in a position to help, Cathy has reached out to the Heron Park Community Association to ask for the community’s assistance to feed these seniors in need. The highest need is for staples like bread, milk, eggs, potatoes, pasta, tuna, coffee, and also fresh vegetables and fruit, which are harder for residents to get.

If you are able to donate, please e-mail Cathy Hamilton at Chloeandrhys76@gmail.com to arrange a time you will be coming to do a food drop-off. Drop-offs can be accepted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, but special arrangements can be made if needed so please reach out to Cathy. The drop-off location is at the front entrance of Clementine Towers, 1455 Clementine Boulevard, Ottawa. Cathy, or one of her dedicated volunteers, will meet you there.

Thank you for supporting your neighbours in need!
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