Friday, March 20, 2020

Salvation Army to Close Thrift Store, revises operations of Food Bank

The Salvation Army has put in place some changed measures
as they continue to assist Prince Rupert's most vulnerable residents

As part of the Salvation Army's national response towards the COVID-19 situation, the local Prince Rupert Thrift store will be closing their Store operations, following the lead of many others across Canada.

In a Post to their Facebook page, the local Salvation Army office notes that the closure is to be for a two week duration initially.

Though conditions could change to extend that period of closure, depending on the situation ahead one  imagines.

As well, they advised of a change to their procedures when it comes to the Food Bank, with those who require its services asked to call 250-624-6180 extension 4 in order to book an appointment.

They continue to offer their Soup Kitchen program, however they now have switched to handing out bagged breakfast and lunches in order to work within social distancing guidelines.

One note of importance for the community is the dwindling amount of supplies that the Food Bank is facing at this time, if you have some spare goods to donate contact the Salvation Army to find out how you can drop them off and at what time they are available to receive your donations.

You can gain further updates on the measures they have in place to assist the most vulnerable in our community from their Facebook portal here.

Further notes on local advisories can be explored here.

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