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Winter weather shuts down food bank, Meals on Wheels in Metro Vancouver

Last Updated Jan 15, 2020 at 10:43 am PDT

(Source facebook.com/VanFoodBank)
Summary

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank had to close its doors at its main warehouse and its distribution hubs due to weather

Meantime, Meals on Wheels has also had to cancel its service

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) — If you rely on the food bank, the snow may throw a wrench in your plans to stock your cupboards.

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank had to close its doors at its main warehouse and its distribution hubs because of the winter weather conditions.

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CEO David Long says it’s just too risky for staff, explaining their trucks can’t get out of the parking lot where they’re stationed in Burnaby.

“We’ll do our very best to be back up and open tomorrow at our distribution hubs and also at Winston Street, our main warehouse, where we have a permanent food hub, where people can come and get the food assistance that they need,” he says.


“[We] apologize for any inconvenience to people, and hopefully we’ll be back up in operation tomorrow, but our trucks just can’t get out of this parking lot,” he says.

Meantime, Meals on Wheels — which delivers food to people who are homebound or have mobility issues in Vancouver and Richmond — has also had to cancel its service.