A message from SchoolPlus Community regarding COVID19 help

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HALIFAX/EAST HANTS: This was sent to us from SchoolPlus:

“Parents & Guardians.
Are you missing 50 per cent or more of your work week due to school closure, you’re child is sick, awaiting Covid test results, etc.? Are you losing wages? If Yes, you may qualify for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (up to $500/week).

Please visit the following website for more information:<https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html>https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html

The Food Box Program: If you or your family is in need of food as a result of the school closure, please call 2-1-1 Monday-Friday 8am-8pm to register for the Food Box Program through Feed Nova Scotia.

One of the navigators will take your information and deliver a food box to your home as soon as possible.

If you require any assistance with this, please do not hesitate to contact your SchoolsPlus Community Outreach Worker, Tammy LeBlanc at Tammy.LeBlanc@hrce.ca or 902-478-5439 or Assistant Team Leader, Kim Gariepy at 902-221-5954 or Kimberly.Gariepy@hrce.ca.