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Food Bank of Waterloo Region making adjustments due to COVID-19

Programs not considered a vital service will stop food distribution Monday
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The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is the latest organization to make adjustments in response to coronavirus concerns.

They are adjusting their operations and activating the "Community Food Assistance Network Pandemic Business Continuity Plan."

"It is critical, during this unprecedented health crisis, that we adjust our operations to better serve our community and ensure business continuity of vital food assistance services throughout Waterloo Region," says Food Bank CEO Wendi Campbell.

She says in that respect, programs not identified as a vital service have been asked to stop food distribution starting this Monday.

CLICK HERE to see a list of vital service programs.

That includes some food hamper programs, community meals and snack programs.

"This is an important step in not only ensuring emergency food is available for many weeks to come, but also in minimizing the health risks for staff, volunteers and community members," Campbell says.

She says the move will impact 25 per cent of the service currently delivered, but that "remaining programs have stepped up to accommodate."

Campbell adds this allows the food bank to focus resources on key programs so they can still meet community needs confidently and safely.

They're also asking anyone who wants to help the food bank at this time to donate, which you can do by clicking HERE.

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