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For COVID-19 safety, Newmarket food bank moving to hamper deliveries

Clients need to book a delivery date, as they will not be able to pick up food at the Newmarket Food Pantry as of April 1
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Newmarket Food Pantry executive director July Poulin.

Newmarket's food bank will be temporarily serving its clients by delivering food as of April 1 as an additional COVID-19 precaution.

The Newmarket Food Panty will be closing its doors to clients for the month of April, said executive director Judy Poulin, and instead will be preparing food hampers for direct deliveries.

To receive a food hamper, clients must call 905-895-6823, ext. 120 to book a delivery day for April.

Clients will be required to be at home between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to accept the delivery, and will receive a call from the driver beforehand.

The food bank is prepared to extend the delivery program in May if necessary, Poulin added.

"Please rest assured that we will do our best to continue to provide you with food and we want to thank you for working with us during this time of uncertainty," she said.

Volunteer drivers who able to make deliveries are required, please call 905-895-6823.

Since food donations have been put on hold, too, you can continue to help your vulnerable neighbours with an online monetary donation.



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