15 skids of toilet paper and facial tissue land at London Food Coalition
An impressive donation of toilet paper and facial tissue by Kimberly-Clark will go a long way to helping people and families struggling to meet their urgent basic needs. The donated products will be distributed to families through a variety of social service agencies across Elgin and Middlesex Counties, including Neighbourhood Resource Centres in London and St. Thomas.
“Working together with Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre we are serving 240 households. That is over 700 individuals receiving support through our deliveries each week.”
Toilet paper has become difficult to find at grocery stores since COVID-19 struck, making it less likely to be donated. Conversely neighbourhood resource centres are feeling the increased need as more people, including first-time users, are seeking support from emergency food cupboards due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The increased need is being felt across the community and Neighbourhood Resource Centres are seeing more people seeking help, including first time users and their families.
“Working together with Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre we are serving 240 households. That is over 700 individuals receiving support through our deliveries each week.” shared Dorothy Monster, Advocate and Community Development Worker, Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre. “Before COVID-19, Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre was serving about 85 households per month. We have been able to meet this need because of the support of community donations through United Way and other community partners.”