Bolton Regional Councillor Good to Know

Grocery Store Cards Available for Eligible Peel Residents


Region of Peel
For Immediate Release:
January 6, 2014

Region of Peel Distributing Grocery Cards to Residents Adversely Affected
by the Ice Storm

BRAMPTON, ON (Jan. 6, 2014) – The Region of Peel has received funding from the Provincial Government to distribute grocery store cards to residents. Cards are available for a two-day period to residents who have experienced hardship as a result food loss due to prolonged power outages during the recent ice storm.

To avoid long wait times and line-ups, the Region has implemented a system for residents to call in. To apply for a grocery card, the Region is asking residents to call our main line at 905-791-7800. Eligible families can receive a $100 gift card and individuals can receive a $50 card.

“We are pleased that the Province and a number of corporate donors in Ontario have contributed funding to help our residents who were severely impacted by the recent ice storm,” said Regional Chair and CEO, Emil Kolb. “These grocery cards will help those who lost food during the power outage and who can’t afford to replace it without assistance.”

Instructions on How to Obtain a Grocery Store Card

Eligibility:

Resident of Peel Region (Brampton, Caledon or Mississauga)
Resident in financial need
Have lost power for more than 48 hours during the ice storm period
If you meet the eligibility criteria, cards can be requested during the dates/times below:

Date: Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Time: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: Call 905-791-7800 (please do not send an email or fax)
Distribution: Cards will be mailed out to approved recipients.

For more information on the Provincial Government grocery card initiative, please visit http://news.ontario.ca/newsroom.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Lisa DiMenna
Communication Specialist
Human Services
Region of Peel
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite B, 3rd floor
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, ext. 4519
Cell: 416-270-2824

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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