1. What is the Program?
The Wednesdays @ Wilmot Program provides food vouchers to the less fortunate members of the Fredericton Community. Vouchers are primarily provided for food and can be redeemed at Victory Meat Market. The amount of the voucher depends upon the needs and circumstances of the individual and range from $20 to $35.
2. Is it just for food?
For the most part the voucher program provides food vouchers; however, we foresee a need to provide other resources and assistance to the clients. This year we will have the services of social work interns. They will be available every Wednesday morning to help connect the client with other helping organizations in Fredericton.
3. What do we do?
Every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. people come to the church to register to receive a voucher. We provide a welcoming environment offering coffee, tea and cookies to the clients. We also try to provide some clothing items in the form of new hats, mittens, gloves, socks and scarves.
4. Where do the funds come from for this program?
This program is supported through the Benevolent Fund. Monies for the Benevolent Fund are solicited the first Sunday of every month. Your gift to the Benevolent Fund provides the funding to reimburse the cooperating partners for the goods they provide.
5. Is there any other way I can contribute?
Certainly! Where possible, we also try to provide personal care products such as small shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitary products, etc. and there is always a need for cookies and fresh vegetables (e.g.: baby carrots, cucumber, etc.) for the refreshment table which is provided every morning for our clients.
6. How can I get involved in the Voucher Program?
We need volunteers who are available to assist us on Wednesday mornings on a rotating basis. If you are interested in volunteering one Wednesday morning a month you will find a sign-up sheet at the Outreach Committee table on Welcome Back Sunday.
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