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While Ross Memorial Hospital, Kawartha Lakes Police Service, OPP and Kawartha Lakes Paramedics is grateful for the community’s support, they are asking that food donations not come to them but to people who need it the most.

“Our teams have received several prepared meals and restaurant food deliveries over the past few weeks, which is an extremely thoughtful gesture,” says a press release.

“We kindly ask that members of the public and local restaurants refrain from sending these food donations to our team. These donations, which are often in shared containers, create a gathering place for our team members at a time when we are all trying to physically distance ourselves at work and in the community.”

Instead, they ask that non-perishable food donations be made to Kawartha Lakes Food Source. (There are also other community food banks in need, such as the Salvation Army, which is not connected to Food Source.)

“Your donations can benefit so many people in our community during this challenging time. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.”

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