COVID-19 UPDATE (January 13, 2021)
The Local Community Food Centre would like to reassure all of our community members and volunteers that their health and safety remain our primary concern. We have made a few adjustments to our services in light of the province’s declared state of emergency. We will then continue to provide community meals for take-away only on Mondays from 5pm – 6pm, for delivery only Wednesdays from 11:30am – 12:30pm, and for take-away only Fridays 11:30am – 12:30pm in the new year through the lockdown as an essential food service.
For those of our community members who are unable to come to The Local for our takeaway community meals, we are now delivering it right to your door (within Stratford city limits)! We would appreciate it if you would place your order by noon the day before so that Community Chef Mike and his team can prepare enough meals and for delivery routes to be planned.
Please send us your address (including your postal code), a contact number, and the number of meals you’d like for us to drop off to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a phone message at 519-508-3663 ext 1001.
Our Community Access Market will be open Mondays from 5pm – 6pm only until further notice with limited physical access to the public in order to minimize risk of food contamination and virus transfer. We are looking forward to announcing a delivery service for market produce in the very near future. We appreciate your patience as we try to deliver these essential food access programs as safely as possible.
Kate’s Kitchen, an online cooking class, is available weekly on our YouTube channel and will return with new episodes in February, 2021. You will be able to get all the ingredients you require to cook along with Kate in her most recent episode for free by contacting her at email@example.com or 519-508-3663 ext 1003 when classes resume.
The Advocacy Office is available for remote consultations with our Community Connector, Matthew, by appointment. If there are resources and service that may benefit you or your family, Matthew is very likely to know about them and can help you access them. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-508-3663 ext 1005.
All other kitchen, garden, and advocacy programs will be taking a temporary pause until further notice.
Any further facility closures or program cancellations will be communicated to the public as soon as possible. As always, we remain grateful for your support as we continue to pursue a vision of our community in which good food is truly accessible to all!