AESES COVID-19 Assistance Fund Form
The COVID-19 Assistance Fund (CAF)
Given the uncertainty surrounding employment for our members and their families due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AESES Board of Representatives established this fund to allow members to apply for assistance with their grocery needs. It has been established similarly to a Hardship Fund that would be created in the event of a strike or lockout.
All fields of this application are mandatory. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Any AESES member who has experienced a negative financial impact on his/her household income due to COVID-19 (e.g., layoff, spousal layoff, reduced hours) is eligible. Applicants may apply more than once but cannot receive benefits more than once in a two-week period.
If eligible, the applicable sum listed below will be issued via a gift card for Safeway/Sobeys (these same gift cards can also be used at FreshCo, IGA, and Foodland):
- Single person – $100.00;
- Common-law/married couple – $150.00;
- Dependents – $25.00 each (family maximum not to exceed $250.00 total)
- Applications must be submitted electronically and will be processed once per week
- Gift card will be mailed to your address