As case counts rise in the second wave of COVID-19, a volunteer group wants to remind Kamloopsians they can rest easy knowing they don’t have to go out to run errands if they don’t feel safe.
The Neighbour-to-Neighbour (N2N) program of Caremongering Kamloops is up and running to support people who are self-isolating.
The group organizes neighbourhood teams to ensure vulnerable people have access to food and other necessities.
“We have folks signed up in every area of the city, ready to go shopping for their neighbours, help them figure out how to navigate online ordering systems, make check-in phone calls, whatever needs doing,” said Gisela Ruckert, one of the N2N co-ordinators.
Volunteers commit to following provincial health guidelines to make sure everyone stays safe.
Requests for help can be placed via the website kamloopscares.ca. Those without internet access can call 778-696-2039 to ask for assistance.
Another feature of the Caremongering offerings that will continue to operate is the meals partnership with Mt. Paul Community Food Centre in north Kamloops.
Those who could use a free, made-from-scratch meal delivered to their doorstep once a week can register online at kamloopscares.ca.
The Caremongering-Kamloops Facebook page, which has grown to 4,200 members, has more information — and bad Dad jokes for all.