Thank you to all our Apsley and Be A Lifeline Donors
We have been humbled by the support of donors, who contributed to our Apsley office and throughout our “Be A Lifeline” campaign in December. We were able to support all the immediate food and transportation needs of the community and as a direct result of your generosity, we are continuing our commitment to providing greater ease to the residents of North Kawartha, beyond the loss of their only grocery store.
We would also like to express a special thank you to the task force created by the Economic Development Cooperative (EDC) that involved municipal leaders, cottage association members and members of the public. They helped us promote the Be A Lifeline campaign, getting the information out to those who could help.
All these enhanced supports are available to all residents of North Kawartha, no matter their age.
Bus Service Ends - Volunteer Drivers Continue
Please be advised the last scheduled date for bus use for grocery shopping to NoFrills in Bancroft will be Tuesday, March 30th. We are incredibly grateful for the support to the community from Hamilton Bus Lines who donated the bus free of charge to North Kawartha residents since December 7.
We will continue to support the grocery needs through our volunteer transportation program. We would like to remind you that free transportation services related to food security are in effect until we have a new grocery store, and encourage our community members to reach out if needed. We do require 2 business days’ notice to schedule a drive, and if assistance in planning is needed for shopping trips, our staff and volunteers are happy to help. Call our Apsley office - (705)656-4589 or email through this link here
Two Days of Grocery Delivery By Boyer Auto Group
The grocery delivery service partnership with Boyer Bancroft and Boyer Ford Lincoln continues for residents throughout North Kawartha.
Residents can place grocery orders by email or phone at either Bobcaygeon ValuMart or Foodland Bancroft and Boyer will pick up their orders and deliver them to the North Kawartha Community Centre in Apsley two times per week, free of charge. Please see below for ordering details. If you would like to use the service and are experiencing challenges related to online ordering, do not have computers, telephone ordering or access to pick-up times, or need you orders delivered to your home, please call us our Apsley office (705) 656-4589 or email through this link for assistance.
Monday Deliveries from Bobcaygeon ValuMart Information - Info Linked Here
Wednesday Deliveries from Foodland Bancroft - Info Linked Here
Further Supports Available
- Shopping buddies are ready to help too.
- If someone needs assistance getting their groceries, we have some volunteers who are ready to assist with this too.
- Frozen Meals on Wheels options
- Made available for anyone with an immediate need. We have frozen meals in our freezer and we can make them available to anyone who needs immediate support.
For more information about these supports or have a special request, call our office - (705)656-4589 or email through this link here.
You can make a donation:
- Help Community Care "Be A Lifeline" for the residents of Apsley and North Kawartha as we provide subsidized Meals on Wheels to residents who need food support and pay transportation costs to our volunteers who will be travelling out of the community to pick up groceries.
Partners To Aid Apsley
Here are some quick links to the groups that we are working with to ensure that residents in North Kawartha get the support they need.