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to create resilience.
Let's Haunt Hunger
OakvilleReady, the Town of Oakville, Longos, Downtown BIA and Halton Environmental Network are hosting ‘Let’s Haunt Hunger’ a Halloween-themed, safe, contactless food drive to collect non-perishable items for Kerr Street Missions. Join us for a great way for our community and kids to help others while having fun at the same time!
The event is on October 31 from 9 am to 1 pm at two locations: The drive-thru event will be located in the back parking lot of Longo's at 469 Cornwall Road and the walk-thru food drive in Towne Square on Lakeshore Road in Oakville.
Wear a costume and/or dress your car up and to be entered in the costume contest with the chance to win some great prizes! Come up and give back to the community as we 'haunt' hunger!
If you want to get more involved, we are asking for volunteers to come out and help with the event. Please spread the word in your community!
We will need volunteers to help with:
- Collection of the food items
- Weighing the food item
- Getting and keeping the crowd excited & the event up-beat
- Helping with the flow of traffic
- Gathering metrics by recording the number of cars, cans collected, etc.
All volunteers are asked to dress up in fun family-friendly costumes.
There will be COVID screenings at the event and social distance will be maintained at each location.
If they are interested or have any questions, please email [email protected] to get the details on how to get involved.
Let's Haunt Hunger in support of Kerr Street Mission.
OakvilleReady has successfully hosted a Contactless Food Drive to end the summer!
If you would like to find out more about our initiative and how it went click here!
OakvilleReady was supposed to support community in times of weather challenges, however in the current circumstances, there has been a new call to action, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. OakvilleReady is working with our partners to create a Virtual Community.
Be sure to keep in touch with family, friends & neighbours by phone, email or via social media. If you are feeling lonely let us know via OakvilleReady & we will be sure to check in on you by email or phone
What is Oakville Ready?
The OakvilleReady pilot project, as funded by the Oakville Community Foundation, established neighbourhood extreme weather resiliency hubs. These Hubs are located in Faith Based Organizations, whom act as engagement and care anchors. Neighbours helping Neighbours is the call to action for the OakvilleReady program.
The goal of OakvilleReady was to create an Oakville resiliency hub network that engages diverse community stakeholders to increase their personal resiliency, community capacity, and understanding around how we can work together to support each other during extreme weather events. We are pleased to report our goal was achieved and we have 7 OakvilleReady hubs launched in the community of Oakville.
Engage residents and diverse local stakeholders to participate in becoming more resilient to our changing climate, join the OakvilleReady working group, or sign on as a participating OakvilleReady Hub location.
Work with existing local networks of community partners, interfaith stakeholders and municipal advisors to choose suitable hub sites.
Form working groups at each hub site, where neighbours are engaged to design and develop “action plan” recommendations to serve their most vulnerable members.
Understand the Need
Conduct community-based asset mapping, highlighting vulnerable sectors and potential risks to ensure community needs are met.
Plan, Execute and Empower
Participating Hub location participants will be educated and trained in how tokeep their loved ones safe and respond to the public in emergency situations. When enacted these hub locations will be in direct communication with emergency personal at the town in order to provide accurate and timely information to the public.
This project is generously funded by the Oakville Community Foundation
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