COVID-19: Serving at the Food Bank

Hi everyone, we at REAL MEN hope you are doing everything you can to keep your friends and family safe during this unprecedented time in our history.  For all the fear out there, all the harsh realities in which we find ourselves, our mission does not change.  We are here to serve others.  For the great many of us, we serve in this time best by heeding the advice of leading health officials – practicing social distancing, staying at home unless absolutely necessary, and maintaining good hygiene practices.  One of the worst things about this world pandemic is that transmission has a large window of time, and the virus can use asymptomatic people as carriers.  Stay safe, and unless travel is essential, staying home is one of the best ways you can serve others in this time.

That being said, there are those out there who are at risk – not just from contracting this sickness, but from being left behind.  The basic needs of life that were being met by the Hamilton Food Bank, and by REAL MEN volunteers, did not suddenly go away.  On the contrary – many of those meeting those needs had to go home.  The Food Bank still needs us, and if you feel a call to serve those underprivileged in this time, we can surely use you.  We want to minimize risk:  please don’t consider helping if you are:

  • Feeling at all unwell
  • Over 60
  • Have any underlying health conditions
  • Or are immuno-compromised in any way.

The needs are real – contact us through Living Hope offices 905-575-5400 or by email at realmenhamilton@gmail.com to help.

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