GOOD NEIGHBOUR HERO AWARD
This award celebrates those who put their own needs aside to help others, such as supporting neighbours and vulnerable individuals in need of medication, supplies, and groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
KGO GRASSROOTS LEADERS
RECIPIENT OF THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR HERO AWARD
KGO Grassroots Leaders are a dynamic resident-led network in Scarborough’s Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this self-organized group has worked tirelessly to connect with neighbours, identify their needs and provide support, particularly with food and personal protective equipment (PPE). Leveraging their own resources and connections – they have sourced and delivered hampers for neighbours during the holidays, provided hot culturally and dietary appropriate meals, organized hundreds of large fresh nutritional produce packages and distributed boxes of essential PPE for local families.