The Campbell River Food Bank remains open, but with some changes to its distribution routine. Image provided

Campbell River Food Bank’s top 10 grocery needs

Food bank continues to operate for its normal schedule, but with a few changes

The Campbell River Food Bank continues to operate amid a constantly changing health crisis.

With its COVID-19 protocol in place, the food bank was open for its final Wednesday distribution of the month last week and continued to offer smaller handouts Friday.

The one big difference to its normal operations is that the food bank building is closed, meaning clients are picking up their hampers at the door. Those waiting in line are asked to keep two metres distance between the next person and only one person per family is allowed in the line.

Last week, food bank manager Debbie Willis said it may seem like draconian measures, but they’re trying to stay open as long as they can.

RELATED: ‘Food recovery program working brilliantly,’ says food bank manager

“We’re trying to ensure their safety,” she said. “We really don’t want to close.”

The food bank remains open for its normal schedule: Mondays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for smaller handouts like produce, dairy and bread; and the first three Wednesdays of the month from noon to 3 p.m. for distribution.

The food bank serves about 2,000 clients each month.

RELATED: ‘We’re trying to stay open as long as we can,’ says food bank manager

While Willis has been placing orders with grocery stores, they’ve been unable to guarantee availability.

She estimates that even without additional supplies, they can remain open until the end of May.

However, any donations are welcome. They could especially use: peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, rice, pasta, pasta sauce/canned tomatoes, tuna, soup, cookies and crackers. Any dried or canned goods are also welcome.

Financial donations can be made via cheque and mailed, or dropped off at the food bank. They are located at 1393 Marwalk Crescent. They are generally open for donations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. Their website is set up for online donations.

Information about COVID-19 is constantly changing. The Campbell River Mirror recommends visiting our website ( https://www.campbellrivermirror.com/tag/coronavirus/ ) for the most up-to-date information. Other reliable resources are Provincial ( http://covid-19.bccdc.ca/ ), Federal ( https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html )and Local ( http://campbellriver.ca/ )governments, and local health authorities ( https://www.islandhealth.ca/health-alerts ). Due to the rapidly changing nature of the information, be sure to always check the date and time of your news, and ensure information you’re sharing is up-to-date and accurate to prevent the spread of misinformation.


@marissatiel
marissa.tiel@campbellrivermirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Campbell RiverCoronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Campbell River Storm says make some noise for healthcare workers

Car horns, pots and pans, applause and yelling all encouraged

COVID-19: Isolation exemptions to frontline workers a danger to patients, say Island Health employees

Staff exempt from self-isolation upon return from international travel according to Island Health

Campbell River Hospital Foundation sends love to healthcare workers

Hospital Foundation will forward messages to staff

B.C. VIEWS: Small businesses need our help

Just as integral in neighbourhoods in Vancouver and Surrey as they are in Prince George or Kelowna

‘Tremendous’ response from blood donors has supply keeping pace with demand

About 400,000 of Canada’s 37 million residents give blood on a regular basis

Morning world update: Cases surge past 600,000; positive news in Germany

Spain suffers its deadliest day as Germany considers April 20 to possibly loosen restrictions

VIDEO: Penguins roam empty halls of Vancouver Aquarium

COVID-19 has forced the Vancouver Aquarium to close access to guests – leaving room for its residents

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach youngster gets car parade for his sixth birthday

Friends get creative after party cancelled due to ongoing pandemic

Kids get back to learning in B.C., online

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

Most Read