Thames Bluewater Métis Council Delivers Winter Harvest Hampers


Pictured L-R: Councillor Cheryl Hooker; President Kathleen Anderson; Chair Steve Shales; Senator Gloria Thomson; Treasurer Carol Gemme

Over 120 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Citizens and their family members have benefited from the “Winter Harvest Hamper Giveaway” recently organized by the Thames Bluewater Métis Council (TBWMC).

Thanks to the efforts of the Council, more than 40 food hampers were distributed to the community on March 13, 2021. The Winter Harvest Hampers included oats, maple syrup, chicken, pork chops, hamburgers and other canned goods.

“Many people are struggling financially and emotionally right now due to the pandemic, and so it’s nice to be able to help our Citizens in this meaningful way,” said TBWMC President Kathleen Anderson.

The TBWMC hopes that giveaways like the Winter Harvest Hamper can help Citizens feel connected and supported.

“For some, like our elders, the hampers make a big difference in what they can afford to eat. It’s also a bright spot in the days of our Citizens to have someone come by for a visit, even if just for a short period of time, ” says President Anderson.

Big thanks go out to the TBWMC for their efforts and service to the Métis community!