Programs & Services

THE FOOD BANK:
The food bank supplies food boxes to families and individuals in need a maximum of two times per month. Each box contains enough basic food to last 3 days.

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SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS
Daily cafeteria tickets are provided to Port Elgin Regional School students whose parents use the food bank. The hot lunches are purchased through the cafeteria meal program which is also availabe to the general public. This method allows participants to remain anonymous. Hot lunches using a similar program are also provided at the Tantramar Regional High School.

CHRISTMAS BOX PROGRAM
Boxes containing the ingredients for a turkey dinner, supplementary groceries for a week, knitted items, a gift for each family member, and toys for each child are provided to those in need.

YOUTH-AT-RISK
Literacy and numeracy assistance is provided to children attending the Port Elgin Regional School, through a youth program worker hired by Pedvac.

COMMUNITY BOUTIQUE
The community boutique offers quality used clothing and household goods for sale to the public. The boutique is open from noon to 4 pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Once per month, Pedvac holds a bag day sale where patrons may purchase a bag of clothes for $3.00.

PEDVAC boutique sells quality used clothing for children

Boutique for kids

Boutique for adults

PEDVAC boutique sells quality used clothing

PEDVAC Library and Services to promote literacy

Promoting Literacy

COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUAL ADVOCACY
Resources are identified and directed to area residents and special interest groups where needed. Individuals are provided advocacy with government and other services as required. Pedvac works to have services provided within the community.

INCOME TAX RETURN ASSISTANCE
Each year Revenue Canada holds a clinic to teach volunteers and staff to complete individuals, on a no-fee basis, with their tax returns. Tax returns are completed to individuals who are not self employed and who make less than $30,000 per year.

COURSES
Special interest courses are provided to the general public.