Media Release – Changes to Smiths Falls’ grocery delivery service

May 26, 2020

Grocery delivery service adjusts to community needs; orders now taken each Tuesday

In response to changes in community needs, the free grocery delivery program in Smiths Falls is reducing order and delivery days to one day per week. The service, offered through a partnership between the Town of Smiths Falls and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Lanark County, was initiated in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over the past two months seniors and those with compromised immune systems have been ordering their groceries by phone and having them delivered to their door free of charge. Each Tuesday and Thursday, dedicated volunteers took orders over the phone, while other volunteers do the shopping and delivery.

Since the launch of the program demand had been steady, but has fallen off recently. IN response, the service is adjusting hours of operations. Orders will now be taken by phone every Tuesday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., with groceries delivered the following morning.

People interested in taking advantage of this service are invited to call 613-706-5500 on Tuesdays. They can leave a message if calling after hours. A credit card is needed to place the order.

In spite of recent reopening efforts in some sectors, Public Health is still encouraging seniors and people with other health issues to remain at home. This grocery service is designed for these members of the community.

The service is available to residents of Smiths Falls, Montague, Rideau Lakes and Drummond North Elmsley who normally shop in Smiths Falls. People using the service must use a credit card for payment.

For more information please call Peter McKenna at 613-706-5500 or email pmckenna@smithsfalls.ca.

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For further information, please contact:

Peter McKenna
Councillor, Town of Smiths Falls
Town of Smiths Falls
77 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls, ON
K7A 2B8
Phone 613-283-4124 ext. 1104
pmckenna@smithsfalls.ca