The COVID-19 pandemic has a big impact on everyone around the world. Individuals are losing their income in a blink of an eye because their workplace is ordered to shut down or for shortage of work. Organizations are struggling to stay afloat during this crisis which will have a remarkable impact on small and local businesses.
It is inevitable to say that COVID-19 has created panic for human beings. The fear and the unknown of the length of this situation are cumbersome.
Even during a difficult time for grocery stores to keep a stock of food supplies for their customers during a pandemic, Orléans Sobeys and Trim & Innes Sobeys still managed to make a significant donation to the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre to help with their urgent needs. The stores have donated over $1,100 in food items such as peanut butter, rice, juice boxes, tuna, granola bars, bread, crackers, etc. and $1,350 in Gift Cards to the Centre’s food bank.
“In these challenging times we must all come together. We at Orléans Sobeys and Trim & Innes Sobeys are committed to helping those most in need in our community. We are honoured to be able to assist our local Food Bank with their urgent needs in times like these. From our family to yours.” Eric and Allan Foget – Owners of Sobeys.
The donations received will provide a temporarily relief to the Orléans-Cumberland Food Bank while the number of new families who visited the food bank since it has been operating under modified services keeps increasing.
“Unfortunately, it is alarming to know this is just the beginning since more people are going to struggle financially as the crisis continues. We are in this for the long haul. Luckily, we have a very supportive community here, in Orléans. A few of our donors reached out to see how they could help us.” Luc Ouellette, Executive Director of the Centre.