APRIL 07, 2021 

We recognize that cases of COVID-19 are on the rise once again. While this is disheartening news, we cannot lose sight of hope. We have been through this once before and we can do it again.

The Nourish and Develop Foundation will be adapting in response to these rapidly changing events. The Food Bank will be operating with contactless pick-up by appointment ONLY effective immediately (April 7th, 2021). Food Bank hours are as followed: Monday 10:00am – 4:00pm, Tuesday 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am – 4:00pm.

To make an appointment or for more information, please call 705-432-2444 or email info@tndf.ca.

Our building and offices will remain closed to the public as we work to serve our community safely, effectively, and keep our staff safe. We will continue to serve this community to the best of our ability. Food security remains our priority. If you have any questions or are in need of food, please contact us at: 705-432-2444 or info@tndf.ca.

Other current programming includes our monthly Good Food Box, our YouTube channel, and our #MentalHealthMonday blog posts.

In the meantime, please stay informed – Durham Region is providing regular updates on preventative measures and the status of COVID-19 locally

https://www.durham.ca/en/health-and-wellness/novel-coronavirus-update.aspx

For more relevant links, please visit: https://tndf.ca/covid-19-resources/

Thank you for your continued support.

AUGUST 14, 2020

How has Stage 3 affected The Nourish and Develop Foundation? We’re glad you asked!

While our building and offices remain closed to the public, our Food Pantry remains fully operational through contactless appointments. If you are in need of food, we are here to help. Please contact us at 705-432-2444 or info@tndf.ca.

After a successful (if a little wet) soft launch of DASH & DINE, we are so excited to be hosting our 2nd DASH & DINE event on August 18, 2020! This produce stand and prepared dinner market employs our F-A-N-S food principle by providing Fresh, Affordable, Nutritious, and Seasonal food to our community. The featured dinner item will be Butter Chicken or Tofu with Rice and Naan for a suggested donation of $5.00. For more information on TNDF’s DASH & DINE, please click here.

Our other current programming includes our monthly Good Food Box, our Youtube channel, and our #MentalHealthMonday blog posts.

JUNE 10, 2020

It has been an interesting time, to say the least!

These last few months have thrown unpredictable hurdles at us every day. While we are trying to maintain some sense of normalcy, there is no doubt that, like the rest of the world, we’ve changed!

We have had a recent change of leadership at TNDF…
Our beloved Director of Operations, Cesar Caneo, made the decision to move on to new challenges at the end of March. Without his guidance, TNDF would not have been able to grow into the multifaceted community organization that it is. With his 8 years of direction, we went from a small food bank location to the fully accessible, service-oriented, Food Pantry and Community Hub that we are today. Cesar’s commitment to fairness and equality for all, both professionally and personally, continues to inspire our work here. We thank him for his dedication to this team, this township, and The Nourish and Develop Foundation and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.

Our building and offices still remain closed to the public as we work to serve our community safely and effectively. Our Food Pantry remains fully operational, with contactless pick-up by appointment and deliveries possible. Instead of our pre-COVID 3 day supply of food, we are now offering a 14 day supply of food to get members through self-isolation periods and limit exposure through the frequency of pick-ups. Full orders include non-perishable, fresh, and frozen food items, as well as some basic hygiene products and everyday supplies.

To make an appointment or for more information, please
call 705-432-2444 or email info@tndf.ca.

We have taken this opportunity to refocus our attention on the launch of Nourish House, our market-style Food Pantry. Located at 38 Cameron Street East (right beside the Nourish Hub!), this building will enable our members to shop for the items they need most, limiting food waste, and restoring dignity and choice to the process. It will also serve as the location for our Drop-In, a safe space to socialize with members of the community and receive valuable information. Stay tuned for updates!

We know better than to say the worst is behind us. The truth is, we simply don’t know what’s coming next.

But of these few months have proven anything, it’s that together, anything is possible.

MARCH 31, 2020

By order of the Premier of Ontario, Maple Tree Community Garden will be closed to public access as of March 31st, 2020.

This information is not meant to alarm. By following these precautions, the most vulnerable in our community are kept safer and each individual can do their part to protect themselves and others. Regular communications will follow as the situation continues to unfold.

If you are in need of food, please phone 705-432-2444 to book an appointment or inquire about what we have available.

For more information regarding health precautions please access the Durham Region Health website.

MARCH 26, 2020

We hope everyone is staying safe and optimistic amid the ongoing pandemic. With the state of the country and the world changing so rapidly, it can be difficult to filter through all of the news to find the information that you’re looking for.

At TNDF, we are trying to make navigating this health crisis as simple as possible by adapting the needs of our clients and community members to the changing times. We want to make one thing very clear: We are here for you, as long as we can, however we can.

If you have found yourself recently unemployed or quarantined and are in need of food that you can no longer afford, we are here to help. Intakes can be done over the phone and pickups can be arranged (deliveries may be possible). Call us to speak directly to a staff member who can help.

The Sunderland Food Bank, the Beaverton Food Bank and The Nourish and Develop Foundation Food Pantry in Cannington are all operational. Families or individuals that are currently registered with a particular organization will continue to get food from where they are registered. New families or individuals in need of food are to phone their closest Food Bank or Pantry and inquire about food availability and registration. We understand Student Nutrition Programs have been cancelled alongside school closures so please refer inquiring families to their closest food aid source if they are in need of food. The contact information for all three food sources are posted below:
Sunderland: Brock Community Food Bank (705) 426-1771
Beaverton: Brock Community Food Bank (705) 426-1771
Cannington: The Nourish and Develop Foundation (705) 432-2444

While this unforeseen situation has been disheartening, we have seen an increase in community concern and support. Many of you have very generously offered to help in any way you can, for which we are grateful. At this time we are only accepting monetary donations through e-transfer to info@tndf.ca and CanadaHelps.org, but the best thing that you can do to help us and your community is to follow the Government of Canada’s preventative measures and find ways to spread joy while social distancing.

As always, we thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or are in need of food, please contact our general line: 705-432-2444, our emergency line: 705-928-TNDF(8633), or email: info@tndf.ca

MARCH 16, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has created a lot of change in a short amount of time. The world has its eye on the global progression of this outbreak.

The Nourish and Develop Foundation will be adapting in response to these rapidly changing events. Currently, TNDF will be halting all community programming and focusing solely on our core services: providing food. As of Monday, March 16th, TNDF will operate remotely and by appointment only. If you need access to food, we are here for you!

Our first and foremost priority is to protect the health and well-being of all TNDF community members, staff, and volunteers. We have implemented the appropriate strategies within our building to do so and encourage the public to take the necessary steps outlined by the Government of Canada. We will continue to provide essential food access services to our community in an adjusted form:

  • TNDF’s Food Pantry will be open Monday – Friday by appointment only.
  • Satellite locations will not be maintained or re-stocked to encourage social distancing and avoid the spread of germs. If this becomes an issue, please make use of our emergency phone number and we may be able to assist you.
  • Community Lunches are cancelled until further notice.
  • All events at The Nourish Community Hub will cease until further notice.
  • We are willing to expand our boundaries to meet as many needs as possible.

If you require immediate food access and are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus, or have come in contact with someone with symptoms, please do not visit TNDF. Instead, please ask a friend or family member to do so for you.

With all of the media coverage and global uncertainty, we understand how easy it is to give in to fear. However, many people in our community do not have access to these current necessities.

Self-isolation relies on housing. Sick days require reliable work. No school means access to affordable childcare. Stocking up on supplies is a luxury many cannot afford.

It is uncertain times like these when we need each other most. So, call a friend, walk your dog, or create art! We will remain active on social media and our website for updates and fun activities.

Thank you for your continued support.

If you have any questions or are in need of food, please contact our general line: 705-432-2444, our emergency line: 705-928-TNDF(8633), or email: info@tndf.ca

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