COVID-19: The Food Bank

Toronto calls in the superheroes to help with vaccinating young children against COVID-19, while they do some shopping at Ikea.

From the sounds (and the photos), they’re doing pretty well.

There have been more than 2,700 cases of COVID-19 and nearly 200 deaths in Toronto, according to a report by Public Health Ontario, with people of all ages and all walks of life catching the virus.

The group was at the Star and shared their stories.

Here’s what they had to say.

How do you protect yourself?

“We need to be vaccinated,” said one mother from Ajax.

“As an elderly person, I can now wear a mask (and) wear gloves. It’s very important,” said another mother, a nurse’s aide who works with vulnerable and elderly people.

The group was at the Star and shared their stories

But what about food?

“I didn’t know what we would be able do for meals,” said another, another nurse’s aide.

“We were very busy with the kids… so we had to get takeout,” said another.

The group was at the Star and shared their stories

One friend from the food bank said the group used to “make a big deal out of not eating enough.”

But he said the group now “does a better job managing the menu (and) helping with the food bank.”

“When people hear that, they really appreciate it,” he said.

While they’re “always on standby,” the group doesn’t know yet how many more people they’ll be able to help.

What do you do about the grocery store?

“I know that’s a very personal choice,” said one mother, with two teens, who are also grandparents. “We are trying to help as much as possible with the resources.”

But she said her kids may decide to shop at a different store than where it was last year, because of the supply chain.

“It’s hard to adjust, but I think everyone’s going to have to adjust, and we’ll see how this goes,” she said.

The group was at the Star and shared their stories

What do you do about getting groceries?

“We get them,” said a

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