Emergency Community Support Fund Helps Archway Food Bank Provide Food to Tabor Manor During a Difficult Time

13 August 2020Grants & Funding, News & Announcements

We are proud to have invested $221,000 from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) towards local charities supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability in Abbotsford due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of those local charities that received funding is Archway Food Bank for their Senior Delivery Program. This program provides food delivery directly to the door step of those who are 60+ in our community and have mobility restrictions. In part because of funding from the ECSF, Archway Food Bank was able to add more seniors to their delivery list as they expanded their volunteer capacity.

The work did not stop there!
Archway Food Bank heard about how the COVID-19 outbreak at Tabor Village was disrupting the food distribution to senior residents. This is when they got in touch with the staff at Tabor Manor and were able to provide their residents with 2 weeks worth of lunches at a time when they needed it most. Archway Food Bank was able to act quickly and generously as a result of funding from the ECSF and other sources of funding from the community of Abbotsford.

We’re so pleased to see how funding from the ECSF is helping vulnerable citizens in our community in a quick and accessible way. We know that our community needs help now more than ever. This is why we’re incredibly thankful for programs like the ECSF, sponsored by the Government of Canada and Community Foundations of Canada, that truly help in times of need.
For more information about the Emergency Community Support Fund, click here.
 

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