WCFAC part of city food resource plan

Special to WC Online

KINBURN – The West Carleton Food Access Centre (WCFAC) is part of the City of Ottawa’s plan to provide food support for those in need due to circumstances related to last Saturday’s (May 21) severe storm.

“The City of Ottawa is partnering with community agencies to connect residents in need to food resources during the storm recovery,” city staff released in a statement today (May 26). “Food resources, including home delivery and pick-up options, are available throughout the city.”

The WCFAC (5670 Carp Rd.) is one of the partner agencies and you can contact them at 613-832-5685. Other nearby food resources include the Sittsville Food Bank (613-831-0451) and the Kanata Food Cupboard (613-836-7847).

To see the entire list of food resources, visit ottawa.ca/resident-support.

Residents in need can also call 211 for information on government and community-based health and social services, including food resources.

“Residents affected by the power outage who are in need of financial help can also complete an application and be assessed for emergency assistance for loss of food, and in exceptional circumstances, help with medication, medical supplies or personal care,” staff said “To apply, visit the online application for emergency assistance or call 311 and select option 4. If you are already in receipt of Ontario Works, please call your case worker directly.”

Please note 311 is experiencing a higher number of calls than usual. Ottawa residents are asked to remain patient as workers respond to calls as quickly as possible.

For updates on the city’s response, check ottawa.ca for updates.

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