The Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative, or BCAPI, applauds the community support for the Saint John Emergency Food Program which was created to address needs caused by COVID-19.
Port Saint John responded immediately with a $5,000 donation.
The program started by delivering emergency groceries to Saint John residents with limited means and support in inner-city neighbourhoods, but it’s quickly grown to include the entire city.
More than 1,000 people have received food for multiple meals.
It involves seven groups who are all Living SJ partners, including Inner City Youth Ministry, Carleton Community Centre, Horizon Health and the Boys and Girls Club, P.U.L.S.E. (People United in the Lower South End), the Waterloo Village Association and the Crescent Valley Resource Centre
Anyone wishing to contribute can do so through the Inner City Youth Ministry online at Canada Helps and cheques can be mailed to Inner City Youth Ministry, co Brian Earle, 85 High Ridge Rd, Saint John, N.B. E2K 2H7.
A tax receipt will be issued.
Saint John, NB, Canada / Country 94
Read the full article here: https://www.country94.ca/2020/04/07/emergency-fund-created-to/