Members of Unifor Local 4600 know a lot about caring for one another – as health care workers, child and community care workers and proud Cape Bretoners, it’s part of daily life. It’s no surprise then, that when a community cupboard was nailed to an oak tree outside the Local 4600 office with a sign that read “Take what you need, Leave what you don’t, Give if you can” the local took notice.
“I watched many people restocking the cupboards daily, but come the next morning it would be empty all over again,” said Jamie Pollock, President of Local 4600. “There were clearly people in need in our community, so we got together and decided to help out.”
The local quickly agreed and passed a motion to donate $500 to help community members who were struggling during the pandemic. The chair of the local’s Human Rights Committee does the grocery shopping, supplies are then stored in the office and replenished in the community cupboard daily.
“We all love hearing stories of people helping one another, especially in times like these,” said Linda MacNeil, Atlantic Regional Director. “I want to thank the executive of Local 4600 for their community outreach and for their continued support of all the hard-working health care, child and community care members they represent.”