Councillors Marten Kruysse (left)

Rossland Food Bank has new home at Rossland Arena

The Rossland Food Bank has a new home at the Rossland Arena.

The Rossland Food Bank has a new home at the Rossland Arena.

Mayor Kathy Moore and councillors Marten Kruysse, Andrew Zwicker, John Greene and Lloyd McLellan paid a visit to the food bank’s new home at the arena last Thursday afternoon. A new location had to be found for the food bank after council voted to sell the Rotary Health Centre, where the food bank was previously located, in February.

“I knew we were going to find something, I just wasn’t quite sure what it was going to be,” said Mayor Moore, “and city public works everybody worked so hard on this and making it happen, and we know it’s an important institution in the city and we’re really glad to be able to have a permanent home for it here.”

“I’m happy that you are a woman of your word,” Maureen Corrado, a volunteer with the Rossland Food Bank, told Mayor Moore, “and when I first spoke to you and went to you with my concern, I felt that you took it seriously, I felt that you were going to consult city council and that you were definitely going to somehow or other have the food bank in Rossland.”

The food bank’s new space wasn’t much to look at in the beginning, but after public works employees were finished with it, it was both a bright and usable space.

“I must say that I’m very proud of our council and particularly of our city employees,” said Corrado. “I’m very proud that they undertook [the work], they were willing to adapt whatever they could, and of course, put in as many things as we had hoped to have.”

The entrance to the food bank’s new location is on Second Ave. near Spokane St. The hours are Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to noon, when clients can pick up food and donations can be dropped off. Monetary donations can also be made to the Rossland Food Bank by sending a cheque to PO Box 167, Rossland, BC, V0G 1Y0.

 

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