To increase the accessibility of food for local residents, the Comox Valley Food Bank has launched the Home Delivery Program, designed for clients with mobility issues.
“One of the biggest barriers to clients accessing our drop-in and hamper services is physical mobility issues,” said David Reynolds, executive director. “We don’t want to leave anyone without food accessibility, but the program is limited, so clients will need a referral from their health care professional.”
Qualifying clients with mobility issues can register for this new program by going to comoxvalleyfoodbank.ca, downloading the application form and returning it by mail, email or in-person. Clients will need their health care professional to complete a section of the application describing the mobility issue and potential duration that home delivery is required.
“If a client’s health care professional charges for completing the referral, Comox Valley Food Bank will cover the cost to the client,” said Reynolds.
Home Delivery Program clients will receive a hamper every four weeks, delivered to their doorstep. Clients must be home to receive their hamper.
“Space is limited, so if you know of someone who could benefit from this service, please visit our website or contact us for an application as soon as possible,” said Reynolds.
The Comox Valley Food Bank currently assists over 1,200 local residents each month with emergency food hampers and will continue serving the community as the need grows.