Thanks to mobile resources, Thursdays are the day when Strathcona Heights residents can access services close to home: books, meals, and fresh food. Here’s the current schedule.
Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Ottawa Public Library Bookmobile stops at 731 Chapel Street in Strathcona Heights, bringing books, movies and more. You can also renew your library card.
Thursdays from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm — The Ottawa Mission Food Truck parks at 731 A Chapel, at the corner of Wiggins, and distributes free hot meals to go. This is a partnership of the Mission, the Sandy Hill CHC / CSC Côte-de-Sable and the Parent Resource Centre/Centre de ressources pour parents.
Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm — Goodfood on the Move brings residents’ produce orders to 731 Chapel for pick up. Orders must be purchased online ahead of time between 9:00 am Wednesday and 9:00 am Monday at https://www.marketmobileottawa.com/locations. There is a wide variety of fruits and vegetables available, including some local and some organic produce, at reasonable prices.
In addition, every second Tuesday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, there is a baby cupboard distributing baby food and diapers open at the back door of 300 Wiggins Private. Next dates are June 15 and June 29. Bring a health card for each child and proof of address in Strathcona Heights.
For more information of what is going on in Strathcona Heights, visit the public Facebook page of the Strathcona Heights Neighbourhood Circle group.