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COVID-19 Emergency Plan for the Student Nutrition Program Nipissing, Parry Sound and Muskoka areas

If you, or someone you know, is facing a time of food insecurity, the Student Nutrition Program would like to help.

Student Nutrition Programs are offering gift cards and food to
children, youth and their families beginning Monday March 30th, 2020.

We want to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our community during this difficult, uncertain time. Schools are closed children and youth are still hungry.

With the collaboration of our generous funders, many partners, and Ministry funding, we agreed to act quickly to distribute food, vouchers or gift cards to the children and youth in our community.
The Student Nutrition Teams are following all regulations set out by the Public Health Units and will ensure safe physical distancing.

There will be two Student Nutrition Program hubs set up in North Bay for families to pick up breakfast items:
Mondays – The Gathering Place, 1181 Cassells Street 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Wednesdays – Home Style Café, 741 Wallace Road 1:30pm – 3:30pm

We have purchased gift cards to mail to families located in areas that we cannot physically reach.
We require families to contact us and register so we can mail gift cards directly to them.
Registration data will include names, addresses, postal codes, telephone numbers, number of children and the school the children attend.

Requests can be sent to:

Hello to our Laker Family!

Good morning Lakers!
Things are uncertain right now, and we are all feeling the stress of this. Our Laker family is hoping that everyone is finding the support and care that they need and that you are all keeping well.
Let’s keep our hopes high — together, and with support, we can get through this.
Take care, Laker family and friends…
Here is a list of resources that you, or someone you care for, may find useful. (Thanks to Gravenhurst High School for sharing.)
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions:   1-800-461-4236
Kids Help Phone – online chat or call 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a counsellor.  Text CONNECT to 686868
Big White Wall: online peer support  Immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention for all Indigenous peoples across
Canada (available in some Indigenous languages) Toll-free: 1-855-242-3310
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit* youth-led organization for Youth up to 26: 1-800-268-9688
Transgender Crisis Line: 1-877-330-6366
Crisis Services Canada – call  1-833-456-4566 anytime or text 45645 from      4 PM to midnight
Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000
Reach out if you need help or are ready to offer some.
See you soon.