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Mi'kmaw Centre Covid-19 Food Security Programs 2020- 2021

Key points to remember when using our facilities:

  • Monitor the current situation and respond appropriately. Please be aware of changing alert levels. Do not hesitate to call (709) 729-4906 or 1-888-494-2266 if you are unsure about current circumstances.
  • Wear masks in our indoor public spaces as required, and where physical distancing cannot occur.
  • Do not share food, dishes, or cloth towels.
  • Frequently sanitize high-touch surfaces.
  • Practice good hygiene (wash your hands, avoid touching your face, cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue).
  • Maintain a physical distance of at least 2 arms length (metres) from people outside your bubble.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick, even if symptoms are mild.
  • Do not enter our premises if you have travelled to a known covid-19 hotspot, have intereacted with someone who has travelled to a covid-19 hot spot, or anyone who may be infected by the virus.

    Daily Raffle draw for a frozen food item 2021

    Will start again when product becomes available and takes place live on the Mi'kmaw Centre Facebook at page 3 times per week at 9am)

    Entry in this daily draw is free. You can call the Mi'kmaw Centre during regular office hours at 709.757.9444 and leave you name and telephone number with our Coordinator to be entered in the raffle draw. Do not leave a message. Must be Port au Port Ward status members. Only one draw per household. Note: All Port au Port status members who submitted a previous order form will be automatically entered in this draw.

    Winners of the frozen gift item must make arrangements for pick up from the Mi'kmaw Centre in Degrau at their earliest convenience.

    This draw has stopped when will resume when funding through our sponser resumes.

    Elders PPE Gift Bags 2021

    A second round of One hundred (100) PPE Hampers for those over 65 years of age was handed out throughout the ward in February 2021, seniors names were picked out off our raffle drum for all those in need. We did the first round in late summer 2020. We are seeking funding to do more PPE kit giveaways.

    Free Frozen Food Give-A-Way (Trucks) 2021

    Frozen Food Truck - Will resume when sponsor funding and product becomes available. We will call households and give give instructions of when to show up at the Mi'kmaw Centre. No trucks at this time.

    Because of Covid-19 concerns, and our need to protect our staff and volunteers, households who were called to pick up frozen food and show up at our drive thru must remember to follow these rules:

    Please understand that we do not get enough food for all households. This program is meant for vulnerable low income families and vulverable fixed income seniors.

    Disclaimer: Benoit First Nation assumes NO liability or responsibility for product use, availability of any product, number of families served, issues with product, delivery of product, your personal food security or any implied responsibility associated with this program. It is receiver beware and receive at your own risk. This is a non-profit volunteer run program. It is not our responsibilty to deliver food to anyone nor is it our responsibility to provide services to any Qalipu members outside Benoit First Nation.

    We are working to assist with food security in our Benoit First Nation Communities for vulnerable low-income families and vulnerable fixed-income seniors.


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