The Listuguj Community Social Services has an active program (initiative to fight poverty) for community members in need. The initiative is funded by Quebec and Labrador Social Services Commission, and through this, the community food bank was created in April 2016. The food bank is typically held on the third Tuesday of every month, however dates still can be subject to change.
For those who come to the food bank, they would be given an assortment of fresh foods and non perishable items. Basic food items such as eggs, milk, bread, pasta, potatoes, breakfast cereals and much more.
With the amount of recipients the food bank gained over the past few months, this has brought a few changes. Starting February, they are implementing an evaluation process in order to avoid abuse of the services and to provide to those truly in need.
“They just meet with me once. They have to provide their proof of income & proof of expenses (Hydro, Telephone) and we’re going to create a file for them here,” said Jessie Gallant “Once you meet with me, then you’re good to go. Your always welcome every month.”
For more information, call Jessie Gallant at the Listuguj Community Social Services. (418-788-3039