MCA’s Department of Community & Social Services (DCSS) is informing the community that food box registrants must call or email the DCSS Food Security Program to register each week by Friday at 4 p.m., to be eligible for the following week’s distribution. Food boxes are available for pick-up BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Thursdays, between 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., unless other arrangements have been made. Call 613-932-1548 ext. 1300 or 1302, or email foodsecurity@akwesasne.ca, to register each week for food pick-up. 

Due to COVID-19 protocols, all recipients will have a pick-up window in which to pick up their box. DCSS staff will notify you of your pick-up time. If you are not present during your pick-up time, you will be asked to wait until someone can assist you, or be rescheduled. All recipients of this program will be asked to stay in their vehicle until a staff person comes to assist you. A mask MUST be worn at all times during the pick-up, for your safety and the safety of the staff. 

Items that will be included in the weekly distribution include fresh produce, meats, bread, and eggs. Items that will be available on a monthly basis are dry canned goods, fresh produce, as well as household and hygiene items. Dates for monthly distribution items will be announced at a later date. 

In the case of an urgent food need or emergency, please contact the Food Security Program to arrange an emergency pick-up at 613-932-1548 ext. 1300. 

If you have been directed to quarantine, you must contact the Community in Quarantine Program prior to signing up for the food distribution. DO NOT LEAVE QUARANTINE TO PICK UP FOOD OR ESSENTIAL ITEMS. The Community in Quarantine Program can be reached at 613-937-4322 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or 800-480-4208 (After hours/weekends).