Launch Home-Delivered Food Hamper Program

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Author: 
Daniela Becerril
UGTS and FoodMesh Have Come Together To Make Sure That the Most Vulnerable Members of Our Community Don’t Go Hungry During These Difficult Times Homebound individuals in need across Greater Vancouver can now access a FREE home-delivered food hamper VANCOUVER, B.C. (June 9, 2020) - Unique Get Together Society (UGTS), a Vancouver-based non-profit organization, has partnered with FoodMesh to offer a FREE home-delivered food hamper to all homebound individuals in need—seniors, people with disabilities, single parents—across Greater Vancouver, including Indian reserves, because they deserve to have easy access to food and essential supplies at any time. Every month, more than 10,000 seniors and over 41,000 individuals under social or disability income visit a Food Bank across BC. The food bank’s client list has grown 10% every week since the COVID-19 crisis began, making lines and waiting times unbearable to most people in need. Seniors and people with disabilities have to commute to the food bank, camp out for almost two hours, and then commute back to their homes every week just to ensure there is food on the table. A weekly grind that is exhausting, even for their able-bodied peers. Yes, there are more than a dozen food banks across Metro Vancouver, but just a few will deliver to their door. For that very reason, UGTS and FoodMesh have come together to make sure that the most vulnerable members of our community don’t go hungry during these difficult times. People in need can get a food basket every week delivered to their door by registering to our Food Hamper Program on our website or by emailing food@ugts.ca or calling (236) 317-3153. Thanks for caring and sharing! About UGTS UGTS is a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that strives to seamlessly integrate marginalized children, regardless of their abilities, into their communities. It was founded five years ago by Debra Abraham—a single mother of six and an experienced Child & Youth Care worker—to positively affect the lives of these marginalized minorities through community inclusion and employment programs. For more information about our kids summer camps, children with disabilities services, free trauma-informed yoga class visit uniquegettogethersociety.com

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