Co-ops Pitching In To Stem Covid-19 Challenges
Co-ops are all always concerned about their communities and are stepping up to help neighbours during the current Covid-19 outbreak.
The Calgary Co-op is offering free care packages to people ordered quarantined by public health officials. The packages contain non-perishable food essentials and are available until April 15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request delivery.
In Cardiff, Wales driver-owned co-op Drive Taxis is offering free shopping trips for the elderly and vulnerable. The co-op’s drivers will call at someone’s house, pick up a grocery list, do the shopping and deliver goods back to the resident, all the while maintaining a safe distance.
And in Australia, Oz Group Co-op’s network of growers and suppliers and working to secure supplies of essential materials such as fruit packing boxes and fertilizers so that at least six months worth of reserves are on hand, ready for peak growing season.
Special Shopping Hours For Seniors
Seniors are particularly vulnerable to the Covid-19 virus. In response, many grocery stores are offering early morning shopping hours to allow seniors to buy food when stores are freshly cleaned and help keep them separated from other people.
Stores currently participating in this plan include Loblaws, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstores, Fresh Street Market and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Clothing donations urgently needed at WIN Co-op
Victoria’s Women in Need Co-op says it is critically low on clothing reserves. So it is hosting a
clothing drive at its donation centre this Saturday March 21 from 9 am – 5pm. The centre is at 555 Ardersier Road. Donations of gently used or new clothing for all genders and ages are appreciated.
Since 1991, WIN has been providing essential goods and community support for women in crisis. The WIN gift certificate program allows women to pick out clothing they need for themselves and their families.