Help Reduce Poverty in Caledon
Our focus is food security and affordable housing. (2012 Federal and Provincial Food Bank reports released October 30th)
You can help! Find out how by contacting Kim D'Eri, Manager - Poverty Reduction Partnerships, at 905.584.2300 ext. 202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caledon Community Services' food support program is focusing on healthy, nutritional food for our clients. These are the ways you can participate:
- Volunteer to help sort food donations
- Plant an extra row in your garden and donate some vegetables
- Donate fruit from your fruit tree
- Vegetable farmers consider allowing CCS staff and volunteers to glean your fields
- Host a food drive - If you or your organization is planning a food drive, please contact Kim at 584.2300 x202 to understand the current food requirements (Always check expiration dates prior to donating. Sorry, we cannot accept homemade food items.).
Note: We only provide food items to our clients that are before the best before date. We believe that people who are on limited food resources need the most amount of nutrients as possible to stay healthy.
Affordable Housing: Caledon Community Services has long been concerned about affordable housing in our community. We work with many individuals and families who make Caledon their home, people who want to work, go to school, earn a living and raise a family in Caledon. Some of these people are on limited incomes and seek affordable housing that fits within their budget.
- Definition of Homelessness Definition of Homelessness.pdf
- Volunteer committees have been established to help promote the free online Housing Registry.
- In 2010/11, the CHPS (Caledon Homelessness Partnering Strategy) project had developed a Steering Committee that included representation from health and social services, faith, business, community and government. They had one year to determine gaps, explore short and long-term solutions, and increase the awareness of Caledon about homelessness. From their analysis, they created a report called "A Home in the Hills" and developed a free on-line Housing Registry for local landlords to post their available, affordable housing units.
You can help! Find out how by contacting Kim D'Eri, Manager - Poverty Reduction Partnerships, at 905.584.2300 ext. 202 or email@example.com.If you require assistance, please contact Lori Pirroncello, Care Coordinator at 905.584.2300 ext.201 for more information.