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Update on Chalmers Move Downtown

After a few weeks of uncertainty, plans are now beginning to come together for our move out of 40 Baker Street. The decision was made this past week that our best option is to relocate to Three Willows/Chalmers West and we are deeply grateful to the church for welcoming us at short notice and with such generosity of spirit.

Our final programme day at Baker Street will be this coming Friday 24th March. Immediately following that and for the rest of the weekend, Sarah has recruited volunteers to pack and pack some more. We will also be disassembling shelving units, tables etc. If anyone who has not come forward to volunteer but feels they can contribute a couple of hours, please contact Sarah as soon as possible.

On Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th, Swan Moving will be hauling stuff to our temporary location at Three Willows, as well as to our new permanent premises on Macdonell with some items going to a couple of other sites.

Our plan is to reopen on Wednesday 12th April and we are currently exploring a couple of options to help guests with transport from downtown to Chalmers West.  We will be closed on Good Friday.

The Monday and Tuesday cafe will close after the March 21 cafe and will re-open at our new location at 41 Macdonell in June.

I want to add that our staff, Diana and Sarah have been marvellously proactive in this challenging time. I’m sure we will still have some unforeseen glitches in the next few weeks but their leadership and cooperation have made a huge difference already.

Diana Sterenberg 

Chalmers Community Services Centre 519-822-8778

Address Change:  CCSC will close at 40 Baker St. on March 24, 12 pm and open again at 577 Willow Road on April 12.  We will be closed for Good Friday, April 14.  We will open again for all 3 pantries beginning April 19, 7 - 8 pm, April 20, 10 am - 12 pm, and April 21, 10 am - 12 pm.  You may attend any pantry time once every 2 weeks.

Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC) operates Chalmers Downtown and Chalmers West. CCSC offers a number of services but the main services are a food pantry (formerly the Fair Share Food Shelf), clothing, diapers, household items, mending, as well as personal support, referral, dignity, and community for a significant number of people who live on the margins of our affluent city.

Our vision:  A world, without poverty, where communities are flourishing with dignity, equality and food security for all.