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Community Care Remains A Lifeline in North Kawartha Organizing Free Transportation


The fire at Sayers Food Town in Apsley left residents in the Township of North Kawartha, who are without transportation, unable to access food and a supply of regular groceries.

“Community Care never stopped supporting our clients throughout the COVID-19 crisis and we will continue to support the residents of Apsley and this Township through this too,” said Danielle Belair – Executive Director of Community Care. “Sarah, in our program office in Apsley, has organized free transportation services to grocery stores in nearby communities that is available to all residents, no matter their age.”

Transportation Support

We have 3 transportation options that are absolutely free and open to any resident in the Township of North Kawartha.  We are handling all of the scheduling for drives, so book your seat, or your special request by calling Sarah at (705)696-4589.   


On Wednesdays:

Our Caremobile is at the ready and fully accessible to take people to Bancroft or Lakefield.  Pre-book your seat by calling our office (705)656-4589.

Pictured - Our Caremobile driver, Lou. 

  • Riders can choose within reason to go to Bancroft or Lakefield, Giant Tiger, etc.
  • Passenger pick up times will be at 9:30 am and 12:30 pm in front of our office - 126 Burleigh Street. 
  • If you live out of town, we have volunteer drivers who can bring you into town to meet the Caremobile too, call the office to arrange (705)656-4589.


On Tuesdays and Fridays

Bus to Bancroft No Frills, pre-book your seat by calling our office (705)656-4589.

Hamilton Bus Lines has donated a bus and their bus drivers are volunteering their time.

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday with pick up at 10 am at the North Kawartha Community Centre (340 McFadden Rd) and at 10:15 in front of our office at 126 Burleigh Street.   
  • This schedule allows for shopping time of approximately 1 hr, the driver will have an attendance list, so that no one will be left behind
  • There will not be a wait outside, we will advise NoFrills when the bus is coming so they’re prepared.


Volunteer Drivers

Volunteer drivers have stepped forward to help with any special requests.  Pre-book your trip by calling our office (705)656-4589.