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Meal Programs and Food Banks During COVID-19

Please contact the individual programs to get an update on holiday hours and alternate service formats. Belleville and Quinte West Bridge Street United Church Take-away lunch and frozen meals. Lunch daily from 11:30-1, and frozen meal pickup Fridays 11:30-1 Bridge Street United Church- 60 Bridge Street East, Belleville: Take-out ...

Provincial and Federal Income Support Programs

These programs can provide resources to people with COVID-19, as well those affected by the pandemic such as people who are unable to work or taking care of someone with the virus. Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) Up to $500/week for workers who are unable to work for at ...

Finding Food

Eating nutritious food is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However, it can sometimes be challenging to find affordable, nutritious food options. We can help. Public Health offers a variety of programs and services that can help you access nutritious food in our community. Need Help Finding Food? ...

Food Handler Training Course

By law, every owner or operator of a food service premises must ensure that at least one person who has completed Food Handler Training is always on site (s. 32, O. Reg. 493/17: Food Premises). Public Health offers food handler training for the public and food industry workers, in ...

Food Safety at Home

Every year, approximately 100,000 cases of foodborne illness occur in Ontario. Protect yourself, and those who eat the food you prepare, by learning the basics of food safety.  Handwashing “Hand washing, when done correctly is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases” (Ministry of Health ...

Food Literacy Report 2017

The purpose of the 2017 Food Literacy Report is to share the evaluation results of the food literacy programs offered by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health throughout 2017 and to provide recommendations for food literacy interventions in 2018.

Monkeypox FAQ

For the most up-to-date information on the Monkeypox virus in Ontario, please visit the Ministry of Health’s Monkeypox webpage. What is monkeypox? Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic infectious disease (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) found in parts of Central and West Africa that causes occasional human infections ...

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The Ministry of Health has launched a new toll-free line as an additional resource to help answer questions from the public regarding evolving COVID-19 testing and isolation guidance. The line can be reached at 1-888-777-0730, and is available from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.


Appointments for individuals 5+ can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  Visit the HPEPH vaccine booking web page for details.