The Tillsonburg Kinsmen Club recently asked the community to contribute to their Food For Friends campaign – and matched community donations worth $5,000 – to provide food for the local food bank and to provide hot meals to seniors unable to leave their homes.
A Food For Friends donation of $3,000 was made Friday to Chrissy’s Catering to provide 300 free meals through Chrissy’s Home Comfort Meals program in Tillsonburg.
“Home Comfort meals are designed for, not necessarily only seniors, but for people who are definitely confined to home,” said Marcel Rosehart of Chrissy’s Catering.
People with weakened immune systems, he said, are a prime example.
“People with cancer, and stuff like that, they are not going out. So we deal with a lot of that. And then, there are just more mature people who don’t have family in the area and they can’t get out. Sometimes what they are making for themselves… it’s not sustainable in the long term. Some requests come from their families, so we add them to the list. More than two months into the COVID-19 lockdown, that’s hard for people. So we do a lot of that.”