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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 lunches available every day from 11:30am-1pm and frozen meals available on Fridays from 2pm-4pm. ID required. For more information, call 613-962-9178 extension 77.

Gleaners Food Bank

25 Wallbridge Crescent, Belleville: Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-12pm for emergency food hamper and meal pick-up. ID, proof of address, and proof of income required. For more information, go to www.gleanersfoodbank.ca or call 613-962-9043.

Salvation Army- Belleville

295 Pinnacle Street, Belleville: Food bank available by appointment only and take-out meal program open daily from 4pm-5:30pm. For more information, call 613-968-6834

Community Partners for Success

Trenton, Frankford, & Belleville: Food hampers and prepared meals available for those in need, call 613-965-1167 for more information.

Also providing FREE “Basic Need” Hampers to anyone in our community struggling through poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some examples of items in the hampers include but are not limited to: bar of soap, feminine hygiene products(if applicable), face cloth, bottled water, Kleenex, deodorant, tooth brush

A harm reduction program in partnership with HPEPH also continues to make information on and supplies for safer drug available.

Every Tuesday 4-6pm – “Our Place Soup Kitchen”: location 50 Elgin Street, Trenton. Staff will hand out meals at door.

Good Food Box – Community Development Council of Quinte

 Fresh, lower-cost fruits and vegetables can be ordered online at cdcquinte.com/good-food-box/ for Belleville and Trenton residents. Residents of other locations can order by calling 613-968-2466.

Trenton Care & Share Food Bank

30 Pelham Street, Unit 2, Trenton: Open Mon.-Tue. and Thurs.-Fri. 10am-12:30pm. ID for all family members, rent receipt, and proof of income required. For more information, go to trentonfoodbank.ca or call 613-394-5551

Stirling Food Cupboard

 85 Station Street, Stirling: Food hampers provided once a month. Proof of income, expenses, and ID required. To register, call 613-395-2105 or 613-395-3952.

Deseronto Helping Hands Food Bank

Deseronto Fire Hall, 316 Edmon Street West: Open 2nd and 4th Thurs. of each month, 10am-12pm. Proof of income, expenses, and ID required. For more information, call 613-396-2440

Prince Edward County

Picton United Church Food Bank

 12 Chapel Street, Picton: Open Fridays 9am-11:30am and the third Monday of each month 4:30pm-6:00pm. ID, proof of expenses, and proof of income required. For more information, go to pictonunitedchurch.ca/pages/picton-food-bank/ or call 613-476-8516

Salvation Army

46 Elizabeth Street, Picton: Food bank open Tues.-Thurs. 9am-12pm. For more information, call 613-476-3159.

Wellington and District Food Bank

305 Niles Street, Wellington: Open Wednesdays from 1pm-3pm. Proof of address is required. For more information, go to wellingtonfoodbank.org or call 613-849-7403.

Central Hastings

Salvation Army

224 Metcalf Street, Tweed: Food bank open Mondays 1pm-3pm and Wednesdays 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Proof of income, expenses, and ID required. For more information, call 613-478-3375.

Helping Hands Food Bank- Marmora Library

37 Forsyth Street: Open Tuesdays from 1pm-3pm. For more information, call 613-472-3594.

Central Hastings Support Network

151 St Lawrence Street East, Madoc: Food bank open by appointment, call 613-473-5255 for more information. 

North Hastings

Bancroft Community Transit

33 Station Street, Unit B, Bancroft: Offers food bank services and meal programs. Take-out and delivery meals offered, to register call 613-318-5455.

North Hastings Community Cupboard

2 Madawaska Street, Bancroft: Food bank open Tuesdays and Fridays 10am-11:30am and Thursdays 4pm-7pm. ID for all family members is required. For more information, go to www.northhastingscommunitycupboard.com or call 343-476-0177.

North Hastings Community Trust

23 Bridge St W, Bancroft, ON. (613) 332-3657. Offers meal programs/food bank services. Drop-in. Tues-Fri 10am-3pm.

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

HPEPH is currently offering vaccine to eligible groups. In order to keep our phone lines free for those who are currently eligible, please do NOT contact us to inquire about vaccinations unless you have been invited to participate.

Groups Currently Eligible to Book at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine:

  • Individuals turning 50 and over in 2021
  • Health care or personal support workers
  • Childcare workers (licensed & unlicensed)
  • Education workers (including special education)
  • Residents and staff in care homes and group living settings (including essential caregivers)
  • People with highest-risk health conditions and their caregivers (for example, pregnancy, organ transplant, multiple sclerosis)
  • People with high risk health conditions and their caregivers (for example, BMI of over 40, chemotherapy, Down syndrome)
  • People with at-risk health conditions (for example, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, diabetes)
  • Chronic home health care recipients
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, including members of their household
  • People who cannot work from home (Group One and Group Two)

Groups Eligible to Book at Pharmacies:

Groups Eligible to Pre-Register

For booking information for eligible individuals, please visit  hpePublicHealth.ca/covid-19-vaccines/

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN HPEPH

A province-wide Stay-at-Home order is in effect, and requires everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely. Please avoid close contact with anyone outside your household. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.