Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the Brevoort Park Community Association (BPCA) has responded to create community support programs to help those in need. These programs are known as the BPCA Pantry and Student Family Support.
Access to affordable and nutritious food is an ongoing struggle for many Canadian families. Experts are warning that the situation is likely to get worse by the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a survey done in May by Statistics Canada, almost one in seven (14.6 percent) Canadians indicated that they lived in a household where food insecurity was a problem. This number is up from 10.5 percent just two years ago.
In response to this growing issue, the BPCA has launched the BPCA Pantry to support people in need who live in our community. This is a new addition to the community assistance that BPCA has been providing and gives community members a way to help their neighbours.
Funds collected through this program are used to purchase non-perishable food items. These items are then delivered to community members that have applied for help through our web site.
These donations provide ongoing support to vulnerable community members including families and seniors that do not qualify or have access to other assistance. As the pandemic continues the need for support throughout the community continues to grow so we are looking for your support.
Apply for the BPCA Pantry
If you need help with food and live in the Brevoort Park community you can apply for BPCA Pantry by clicking on the button below.
Student Family Support
Programs such as CHEP Good Food Inc. provide ongoing food support to students and their families throughout the school year through breakfast and lunch programs. With the abrupt stop in schooling, many families were left without access to this vital support.
The BPCA reached out to the local schools to identify the families in need. Together we formed a plan to bridge these families through the pandemic by re-routing unused community funding. Many neighbours and board members also provided their support through donations.
How To Donate
Due to the ongoing demand for BPCA Pantry and the Student Family Support programs, the BPCA is asking community members and companies for donations. All funds will be used to purchase food staples for community members in need through these trying times. We offer a few options for donating funds.
- Send funds by e-transfer to email@example.com.
- Mail a cheque to our treasurer at 72 Sparling Crescent S7H 3M2.
- The BPCA can also receive donations online through PayPal by clicking the button below.
About Your Donation
The Brevoort Park Community Association is a not-for-profit organization. All donations are being tracked and tax receipts are being issued to all donations over $20. All donations are being used for food purchases and the program will continue until school resumes in September.
We thank everyone for their ongoing support of these community food programs! We are stronger together and live in a community where neighbours are helping neighbours!