We are continuing to collect donations for the Young Parents Connecting group that runs out of Kildonan-East every Tuesday evening.
The program brings together Healthy Baby Manitoba resources (dieticians, public health nurses, literacy facilitators, child minders) and divisional resources to provide support to teen moms and dads in our community. As part of the program we have the participants cook a healthy meal every Tuesday for the moms, their partners, the toddlers and babies, and we send the parents home with the leftovers.
There is always need for staple items for the program:
· Pasta and rice (preferably whole wheat)
· Canned tomatoes
· Canned beans & lentils
· Canned tuna & salmon
· Canned vegetables
· Jars of salsa
· Canned fruit
In addition, there is always a need for donations – including toys and clothing. In particular, there is a current need for toddler toys. These items will be used within the program and or donated to specific participants/ families.
Finally, we are currently looking for more cutlery (specifically forks and teaspoons) to use during the meal portion of the program. If you have any of these items to donate – please bring them to the YPC office – immediately right – in the Lifeskills area, or leave them in the donation box in the office.