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Families to Families – PRESS RELEASE

Due to the COVID-19 virus life has been challenging and difficult for all of us as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances. Many of you had to make lifestyle changes and sacrifices that were not expected.  Nevertheless, your resiliency and positive outlook has been exemplary during periods of uncertainty. One of the biggest impacts the virus has had on daily life has been food security. Especially for families with children on Ontario Works. Food banks are struggling to keep up increasing demand with less volunteers and less food being donated. The Windsor Spitfires are proud to help the community by providing a donation of $100,000 worth of gift cards. The donation will help fund the City of Windsor’s Ontario Works Program for families. The gift cards have started to be distributed as of April 27th. 

“When it comes to giving, there is no better community than Windsor.  The Windsor Spitfires family is proud to do what we can to support those who need it most at this very trying time.”  Brian Schwab, Stephen and John Savage, Bob Boughner and the Windsor Spitfires Organization believe, “Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference.”

Call the Windsor-Essex Food Helpline at 1-888-488-1578

More information on helpline services and the hours and locations of Essex County Food Banks can be found at www.weareunited.com/GetHelp 

As a reminder, the Ontario Works offices are closed to walk-in traffic in both Windsor and Leamington, but service is available by contacting your caseworker directly, or the general line at 519-255-5200 or online at www.citywindsor.ca/socialservices 

Stay healthy and safe.

Sincerely,

The Windsor Spitfires

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