By Chad Ingram
The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge is recognizing the staff of the Minden Tim Hortons for delivering meals to one of its elderly clients multiple times a day.
The identity of that client is being kept confidential, but a press release from the association indicates that individual was displaced from their home due to a burst pipe in January. Without a permanent residence and while repairs were being made, the individual became reliant on local restaurants for meals, with a number of them closed amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Staff from Minden Tim Hortons have been delivering meals to this person three times a day, three to five days a week, for three weeks.
“It has now been over three weeks and the Tim Hortons continues to deliver food to the client. This means that three times a day, their staff are walking in the snow and personally delivering food to this individual,” the release reads. “I’ve seen a lot of goodwill within the Minden community, especially through the pandemic, but this epitomizes the very best of this community and its ability to come together in times of crisis.”
“With everything that’s going on in the community with COVID-19 this is the least we can do,” said Audrina Upton, of Minden Tim Hortons.
“It’s nice to do something that is community-based. Our staff always come back from delivering the food with a smile on their face.”
“We would like to sincerely thank the Minden Tim Hortons for their kindness and for supporting this individual through this difficult time,” Jack Veitch, manager of community engagement and education for the association, said in the release.