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COVID-19 Food and Community Supports

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Below you will find local food and community support programs in Kawartha Lakes to help you and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This page will be updated regularly however information is subject to change so please contact the organization to confirm services.

Looking for information on Business Supports? Visit our COVID-19 Business Resources page.

For information on financial support visit our COVID-19 Financial Help page.

Food support and delivery programs

 Food Banks

Please call food banks ahead of your visit to confirm changes to service or to make an appointment.

  • Bethany/Pontypool Daily Food Bank - Bethany United Church 705-277-2204
  • Bobcaygeon Helps Food Bank - Christ Anglican Church, 43 Sherwood St. bobcaygeonfoodbank@gmail.com 705-928-8104 or 705-341-1184
  • Coboconk Food Bank - 705-344-4807
  • Dunsford Community Food Bank - 705-957-0989
  • Fenelon Falls Salvation Army - 705-887-1408 or fenfallssalarmy@bellnet.ca
  • Fowlers Corners and District Lions Club - serves Lindsay and Omemee, 705-743-0325 or fcdlionsclub@gmail.com
  • Frost Student Association (FSA) Food Bank - 705-324-9144 ext. 3047
  • Janetville Food Bank - 705-324-4006
  • Kawartha Lakes Centre of Hope - 705-324-7613 or lakeskawarthao@gmail.com
  • Kawartha Lakes Food Source - 705-324-0707
  • Kinmount and Area Food Bank - 705-445-3060 or kinmountfoodbank@gmail.com Contact for delivery if you are unable to attend due to mobility issues, lack of transportation or Covid isolation.
  • Lindsay Community Food Market - 705-212-9984 or lindsaycommunityfoodmarket@gmail.com
  • Lindsay Salvation Army - 705-878-5331 ext. 2
  • Little Britain/Mariposa Food Bank - 705-340-8510
  • Minden Food Bank - also services Kinmount, Bobcaygeon and Norland, 705-286-6838 or 705-286-2990 or mindencommunityfoodbank@bellnet.ca
  • Omemee Food Bank - 705-799-6847
  • Woodville Eldon Food Bank - 705-879-6029
Meal Options 

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Free box lunch for everyone Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30am to noon. No need to call or book an appointment. 40 William St. N. (please use Peel Street entrance)- 705-324-4842

Meals on Wheels by Community Care Community Support Services - Hot or frozen meals are delivered to the homes of seniors and people with special needs. Schedule, cost and options vary so please call or email for more information. Call 705-324-7323 or info@ccckl.ca 

Community, Mental Health, and Addictions Supports

211 Ontario
For information and referrals for community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources across Ontario call 211 or 1-877-330-3213. Live web chat is also available.
 A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home's emergency shelter and services have been modified to protect both clients and staff. For support please call 705-328-0905 and press 1 or email info@apch.ca

 Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes
The Boys and Girls Club continues to provide nutrition support to our most vulnerable families and virtually deliver Infant and Child Development, Community Capacity Building, Adventure Quest, and Reach Youth Support. For more information, contact the Club at info@bgckl.com or call 705-324-4493 ext. 200. 
BounceBack
A free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program that offers guided mental health self-help supports for adults and youth 15+ using workbooks, online videos and phone coaching. Call 1-866-345-0224.
ConnexOntario
Adults and frontline workers who are dealing with the realities of COVID-19 can all ConnexOntario at 1-866-531-2600 for mental health, addictions and problem gambling support.
Community Care

Community Care offers appointments to clients virtually or in-person if needed through the Community Health Centre (CHC) as well as consultations with a social worker, registered dietitian and health promoter. 

To book an appointment or for additional information please call 705-879-4100 and push 2 for CHC.

Dental Services for Seniors

The new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) is a publicly-funded program geared to low-income seniors who do not have private dental coverage.

To be eligible for the program, a senior must be over the age of 65 years, live in Ontario, and have an annual income less than $19,300. For couples, the combined income must be less than $32,000 per year.

The OSDCP will cover the costs of dental services such as: teeth cleaning, examinations, restorative services, X-rays, and oral surgery. There may also be partial coverage for dentures and other prosthodontic services.

Applications for the program are available online from the Ministry of Health and Service Ontario. Print copies can also be picked up at any of the Health Unit offices. Local seniors who need help to fill in the application can call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1247. A provincial processing centre will review submitted application forms and notify seniors who qualify for the program.

To learn more, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1247.

Fourcast Addiction Services
If you or someone you care about needs help with substance use or gambling contact Fourcast. For Counselling and Intake Services or if you have questions call 1-800-461-1909 or 705-876-1292 or visit www.fourcast.ca 
Front Line Workers - Ontario Based Mental Support

An emerging network of Ontario-based mental health professionals dedicated to supporting frontline COVID-19 workers during the evolving crisis.

“As the COVID-19 Virus pandemic spreads so will the toll on Ontarians providing frontline healthcare: doctors, nurses, nursing aides, paramedics, and so on. It has become evident that this population lacks adequate emotional and mental support, and can feel isolated and stigmatized for their contact with those who have been infected. Our goal is to help these workers feel connected, supported, and to provide one-on-one no-fee therapy for those who need it.”

Website: https://covid19therapists.com/

Good2Talk
A phone and texting service that offers confidential support to post-secondary students. Call 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868.
Health Care

Local citizens who do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner may book a telephone appointment with Dr. Alan Konyer by calling 705-340-2677 between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Telehealth Ontario is also available for health care needs. Call 1-866-797-0000

In the event of a health emergency cal 9-1-1 or visit the Ross Memorial Hospital Emergency Department which is open 24/7. The team has several enhanced measures in place to keep you safe. Visit the Emergency Department if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Seizure or convulsions
  • A broken bone or wound requiring stitches
  • Chest pain or tightness in the chest
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Stiff neck and sensitivity to light
  • Continuous vomiting or severe diarrhea with signs of dehydration
  • Sudden sever headache, weakness, vision problems, numbness/tingling, trouble speaking, dizziness
  • And, any infant under 3 months old with fever over 38.5C/101F or has a fever and is difficult to wake should be seen at the Emergency Department
Hope for Wellness Helpline
Indigenous people can call 1-855-242-3310 for immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention across Canada (available in some Indigenous languages). Live web chat is also available.
Kids Help Phone
Children and youth 18 and younger who need to talk to someone about their mental health can call 1-800-668-6868, or text CONNECT to 686868 fro 24/7 phone and text support.
Seniors Care Network Resource Guide

Seniors Care Network is pleased to share with you a new co-designed resource guide for older adults and caregivers during COVID-19.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been significant impacts on the health and wellbeing of older adults. Through interviews with community members, we became aware that older adults and their caregivers:

  1. are not sure who to call and where to access credible and up-to-date information
  2. have experienced changes to existing services and supports
  3. require quick and easy access to the services available in their community

In response to this need, COVID-19: A Guide to Information and Services for Older Adults and Family/Friend Caregivers in the Central East Region of Ontario was co-designed with older adult and family advisors and health care providers.

The guide includes 10 curated sections covering different topics identified by older adults. Each section includes clear and reliable information, useful tools, and descriptions of local services/agencies that older adults can contact. For those who do not have access to the internet, a printable contact list is included at the end of each section.

A copy of this guide can be found on the Seniors Care Network website at www.seniorscarenetwork.ca/resources/seniors

Spark Ontario - Volunteering

Click. Browse. Volunteer.

SPARK’s mission is to bring potential volunteers and non-profit organizations together. If you have volunteer opportunities to post for your organization or if you are an individual looking to volunteer visit www.sparkontario.ca

Talk 4 Healing
Indigenous women can get help, support and resources seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with services in 14 languages by calling or texting 1-855-554-4325. Live web chat is also available.
 Women's Resources

If you need immediate help or a counsellor to talk to about your experience of domestic violence or abuse call the 24-hour support line at:

(705) 878-3662 – or – 1 (800) 565-5350

(These numbers will not appear on your phone bill)

COVID-19 screening questions will be asked before admission to the building. Outreach counselling appointments will be held via telephone, text or video conference.

Our Programs including counselling, support line, support groups, resource centre and emergency shelter are provided to all women.

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