Kingston’s Friends Feeding Friends
Kingston’s Friends Feeding Friends:
Providing groceries to Kingstonians affected by COVID-19
Are you an employer in Kingston who has had to lay off staff? Thanks to the generosity of local funders and donors in our community, you can provide them with some extra support in the form of a $100 No Frills gift card.
The Davies Charitable Foundation in partnership with the Partners in Mission Foodbank, No Frills Supermarkets, and a community of Kingston philanthropists, launched Kingston’s Friends Feeding Friends which will provide over $500,000 worth of groceries to Kingstonians who have lost their income and are in financial distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Community Foundation is pleased to have been part of this initiative by helping to make connections that made it all happen.
How it Works
Employers can register their employees whose income has been affected by the COVID-19 virus. If you are such an employer, please start by setting up a brief profile: https://relief.kingstonfoodbank.ca/
Once you’ve registered, you then enter the employee information (name, phone number, email – make sure you have their permission). Once that is complete, the system sends an email to the employee inviting them to complete their form to receive their gift card directly.
If you have more than 10 employees, you can use the link on the employee registration page to upload a list and they’ll take care of the rest!
That’s it! A simple way to help your employees who may be struggling because of loss of income.
Help is Available for those who need it
To date, over 1600 gift cards have been distributed. If you or someone you know are struggling to make ends meet because of COVID-19, reach out for help. Talk to your employer about registering or contact the Partners In Mission Foodbank directly for a food hamper at 613.544.4534
You can read more about the Kingston’s Friends Feeding Friends initiative here: https://www.kingstonfoodbank.ca/news-events/news/kingstons-friends-feeding-friends