Lunch Program - access: Open to the community
Lunch Program continues to evolve to meet the needs of some of the community’s most “at risk” persons. At this time, the focus of the Lunch Program is to connect with homeless, high-risk pregnant youth (up to approximately 24) in an effort to link them to more traditional pre-natal services. Our Pregnancy Outreach Program worker is able to develop relationships with these women and they are provided with emergency food, vitamins, and other supplies. At any given time there are approximately 10 street entrenched pregnant women living on the streets in Campbell River. All efforts are made to ensure a healthy pregnancy within the limits of reality as to the living conditions that these women face, by ensuring a measure of food security and a connection to available services. The women are also provided with sleeping bags, mats, warm winter coats, etc. that have been donated to the program.