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Food Security Food security exists when all people have access to the foods they need at all times. Our team works on ways for the community to overcome barriers to food access through programs, policies and community events. Watch our facebook page for up- coming events and programs. Our website hosts several food resources such as:  Free & Low Cost Food & Meals Directory  Directory of Community Kitchen Spaces  Creating an Edible Garden in Your Yard  Local Agriculture Learning Guide Plant-a-Row / Grow-a-Row As part of your garden, you can plant and grow an extra row of veggies to donate to the food bank. For information contact Melissa Hemphill at 250-837-2920 or mhemphill@community-connections.ca Outreach Services Recap of Services Provided  Weekly food bank services – Client Choice Model  Kids Snack Program  Personal hygiene items and vitamins  Referrals to other services as required  Nutrition and skill building workshops  Free clothing, household items etc. when available  Christmas Hampers during the month of December  Annual on-site diabetes testing and flu shots  Community Tax Programs Contact Patti Larson at 837-2920 ext. 28, or email plarson@community- connections.ca Homeless Outreach Program This program provides services for families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The Housing Outreach Worker can help you overcome barriers to suitable, affordable housing in a variety of ways including:  assistance applying for rental subsidy programs  referrals to other community resources  connecting to on-going supports The Housing Outreach Worker has drop-in hours Monday through Thursday from 1- 4pm at Community Connections located at 314 - 2nd Street E. For more information call Cathy Girling at 250-837-2920 or cgirling@community-connections.ca Community Advocate 7 This program provides information to individuals and families to assist them in access- ing and problem solving government agencies. For more information call Cathy Girling at (250) 837-2920 or cgirling@community-connections.ca Community Connections cont’ 30