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Bungalow Community Lunch Program: “Feeding the Soul”
January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 25, 2022
An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 25, 2022
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month! FREE | Everyone welcome
Revitalized for 2022! A consistent calendar of lunches are planned for the year (2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month), with a central location for hosting the lunches at the Elora Centre for the Arts.
The goal of the Bungalow lunch program is to help create more resilient, equitable communities for individuals and families; improve mental well-being and COVID recovery though connection with others; address nutrition needs in the community by offering healthy meals; and create volunteer opportunities.
PLEASE NOTE! FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY we will be offering tasty nutritious meals for pick up and delivery. Look for updated information and contact info on Facebook (@Community Lunch at Bungalow 55). Everyone is welcome to come to the Elora Centre for the Arts (ECFTA) any time between 12:00 -1:30, with your take- out containers ( we will have extra) and luncheon volunteers will package your meal to go. If you wish to enter the ECFTA, masks and vaccine status will be required, as well as social distancing and numbers will be limited to five people at a time. We thank you for your understanding and patience while our communities work to overcome Covid.
The program is a collaboration of community – from volunteers who collect food donations from our giving community, to restauranteurs, grocers and farmers. It engages volunteers who help prep and prepare the food in the kitchen at St. John’s Anglican Church, with oversight by a head cook. It relies on volunteers who provide transportation for luncheon participants who have mobility issues or don’t own a car or the delivery of leftover food to community members who couldn’t attend in person.
The lunch program is FREE and everyone is welcome – thanks to the generosity of the Centre Wellington Community Foundation, local community members and restaurants who donate food, and our wonderful volunteers!!!
Donations are accepted for those who are able to.
Health & Safety:
- Covid health regulations will be followed (proof of vaccination required to attend in person)
- Food is prepared in a certified kitchen
- At least one member of the kitchen staff will have a Food Handler’s Certificate
- Check the program’s facebook page for health updates and lunch details for the week! https://www.facebook.com/CommunityLunchAtBungalow55
What to Bring:
- Bring your own cutlery, plate, bowl mug (we will have extras on hand in case you forget!)
- Bring your own container to take leftovers home!
- Bring your own mask and proof of vaccination
More information or to request transportation, or meal delivery:
Please call 519-766-5883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a ride or lunch delivery for anyone in the community
For Updates on the Program please check the facebook page for this program https://www.facebook.com/CommunityLunchAtBungalow55
WANT TO VOLUNTEER OR DONATE FOOD FOR THE PROGRAM? Check the above Facebook page for food items needed each week! Drop off location for food donations is at the Elora Centre for the Arts (back kitchen door, bins outside). Please contact Debra Reynolds for more details at email@example.com
In the News:
“Feeding the Hungry, Feeding the Soul at Elora’s Bungalow Community Project” – Elora Fergus Today January 10, 2022
“Looking for a free lunch? Look no further than Bungalow 55 Community Luncheon” – The Wellington Advertiser January 24, 2022