October 27, 2017
One food bank is making up for the closure of another.
The number of people walking through the doors of the St. Thomas Elgin Food Bank is increasing after The Salvation Army stopped supplying food in September.
“Since the St. Thomas Elgin County Food Bank is the only registered food bank in our community, we do not receive government funding or food donations to provide to our clients. Any food we provide has been purchased and reduced the amount of funds that could be spent on other programs and services to our Community that are not provided by other agencies,” Captain Nyree Bond of The Salvation Army said in an email.
Bond said The Salvation Army continues to provide other services like free school lunches, youth ball hockey and summer camps.
The St. Thomas Elgin Food Bank used to allow people to come every 60 days but will be moving to a 30 day rotation.