LUSH Valley’s Good Food Box Program is one of 11 organizations receiving a 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant from the Comox Valley Community Foundation. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Community Foundation distributes more than $134K in COVID-19 emergency grants

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) has distributed $134,170 in the form of grants to 11 organizations to assist with the community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants will assist those most impacted by the ongoing pandemic, through promoting food security, supporting initiatives to address homelessness, and boosting resources available for children and youth.

“The need in our community remains great and our agency partners continue to work tirelessly to provide programs and services to the most vulnerable members of our community,” said CVCF president Matt Becket. “The pandemic has exacerbated the fundamental inequalities that exist in our community, and we are very thankful for the Comox Valley Regional District’s continued support in addressing these issues.”

The Comox Valley Regional District contributed $100,000 from its Provincial Safe Restart Funds and the Comox Valley Community Foundation funded the balance from the Robert & Florence Filberg Fund for child welfare.

Recipients include:

• Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness – $25,000 toward its Connect Program (pandemic supports)

• Comox Valley Family Services – $7,700 towards its Eat Well Meal Kits

• Comox Valley Head Injury Society – $6,410 towards client support

• Comox Valley Recovery Centre – $15,000 toward second stage program supports

• Comox Valley Transition Society – $11,300 toward supports for children, youth & families

• Cumberland Community Schools Society – $25,000 for its food share program

• Eureka Support Society – $4,500 toward food security for adults with persistent mental illness

• Farm to Family Meals Service Society/Denman Island Community Education Society – $2,500 for its school lunch program

• KidSport Comox Valley – $2,500 for sport fee subsidies

• Lake Trail Community Education Society – $4,260 for its enhanced salad bar program

• LUSH Valley Food Action Society – $25,000 toward its Good Food Box program

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