TELUS Health is committed to building a healthier you and healthier communities, and they’re doing just that for Delta residents by leveraging the power of technology.
With the Babylon by TELUS Health service, available via an easy-to-use smartphone app, you can use the Healthcheck tool which provides real insights into your physical and mental health and personalized tips so you can proactively make small changes to improve your overall health and well-being.
And starting today for each Delta resident who downloads and registers for the app by May 31, 2021, TELUS Health is giving $5 to the North Delta Food Bank.
At the centre of making sure your community is healthy are your local food banks. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been on the frontlines responding to the increased need of communities every day.
However, the pandemic has caused significant challenges for many of the 3,000+ food banks and community agencies that food banks support coast-to-coast. Some of the challenges food banks have faced include drastic reductions in volunteers and staff, having to cancel food drives and fundraising events due to frontline demands, and food shortage with many reporting having only 10 to 14 days of food in stock.
The needs and impacts are real and food bank use is only expected to rise in the near future. Through these challenging times, food banks have stepped up to help their communities and continue to prove their resilience by responding with some of the following actions:
- Facilitating the provision of healthy meal kits to children;
- Protecting employees, volunteers, and clients by making innovative adjustments to address increased service demands while protecting the health and safety of clients, employees and volunteers. Measures include infection prevention and control practices, such as enhanced cleaning, disinfecting, and hand hygiene, as well as shifting their distribution models to offer scheduled appointments for food pick-ups and drop-offs;
- Food Banks Canada is also working closely with local food banks and all levels of government to ensure the network is able to meet the expected rise in demand.
That’s a lot to digest. TELUS Health is making it easy for you to support your local food bank today through the Babylon by TELUS Health app.
This is one small way that together we can make a difference in our community and support one another. Making positive changes through the use of digital tools like Babylon by TELUS Health and its features like Healthcheck could prevent illnesses before they happen so you and your family can do even more to give back to the community where you live. Download and register for the Babylon by TELUS Health app today.