"And what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" (Micah 6:8)

Jesus teaches that there are two great commandments: love of God and love of neighbour.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, food banks and community kitchens are playing an essential role in strengthening food security across our communities. These services help to ensure that the most vulnerable members of our society have sufficient access to food -- a fundamental human right.

All members of the Parish of the Valley are invited to make contributions to food security agencies operating in their local communities. If you're unsure which foodbank is closest to you, be sure to visit www.renfrewcountyfoodbanks.ca to find the one nearest you. A partial list of local agencies is provided below. Click on the agency names for more information:

Barry's Bay

Madawaska Valley Food Bank

Cobden

Cobden and District Food Bank

Eganville

Eganville and District Community Food Bank

Killaloe

Killaloe Food Bank

Pembroke

St. Joseph's Food Bank

The Grind Coffee House and Community Kitchen

The St. Vincent de Paul Society

Petawawa

Petawawa Pantry Food Bank

Note: In Pembroke and Petawawa, volunteers from Pembroke Masonic Lodge #128 are available to make contact free pick-ups of food donations to St. Joseph's Food Bank and the Petawawa Food Pantry from outside your home. Please email Luke Cyr, Lodge Junior Warden at habsfan2000@hotmail.ca to make arrangements.