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.
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.
*CLOSED TODAY* Due to the heavy snowfall overnight and poor driving & sidewalk conditions, our head office location at 8345 Winston Street, Burnaby will be closed today.
Please keep your eye on our website and social media for updates.
— Greater Vancouver Food Bank (@VanFoodBank) January 15, 2020
“[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.