COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES
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Citizen Advocacy sets up matches between volunteer advocates and people with disabilities that can have profound effects on both.
Citizen Advocacy is one of only a few Ottawa community organizations supporting people with a wide range of disabilities, including physical limitations, developmental delays, mental illness, and disabilities related to aging.
If you know someone who could use our services or if you would like to volunteer please contact us.
About Our Services
The Richmond Food Bank was established in 1985, as a result of the economic stresses of the 1980’s.
Operating out of St. Paul’s United Church at 3452 McBean St, Richmond, we are a community run food bank funded by private donations to help families in Richmond and surrounding areas who require food assistance.
Our services are provided by appointment only. We operate year round, and offer food baskets for 4-5 days per month, including vouchers for fresh produce. Special diets can be accommodated and Christmas baskets are offered during the holiday season. Delivery is only available in special circumstances.
There are no restrictions on eligibility for those living within service boundaries of North Gower, Munster, Ashton, Fallowfield, and Richmond. To apply for food bank services, please leave a message on the answering machine. Food bank staff will return your call to make an appointment for your visit. There is no fee for this service.
Our local food bank is available for any local families or individuals in need of assistance. Donations can be delivered to St. Paul’s United Church (please call ahead …613-838-5397 ext. 3… to make arrangements), or for non-perishable food items, a drop-off site is available in our local grocery store, Kings Valu-mart, during normal business hours. For more information, please call 838-5397.
As a privately run local food bank we are not affiliated with Food Banks Canada. However, they have very good information regarding the statistics of food banks across the nation. We encourage you to read the HungerCount 2011 Report.
Office Phone: 613-838-5397 ext. 3 (and leave a message)
After Hours Phone: Answering machine
c/o Richmond Food Bank
PO Box 646
Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0
We help make life easier every day
Rural Ottawa South Support Services is committed to helping seniors and adults with physical disabilities live independent, active and meaningful lives.
Examples of services include: a diners program, meals on wheels, adult day programs, friendly visiting, home help, transportation, foot care, income tax assistance, 55 alive drive training, telephone assurance, respite care, as well as information and referrals to programs beyond the resources of ROSSS.
ROSSS (Rural Ottawa South Support Services) strives to be a centre of excellence in the delivery of rural community support services and to advocate and champion the rights of seniors, caregivers and adults with physical disabilities.
Flexible volunteer opportunities available
Visit our website for more information.