The Salvation Army is looking for help keep the food bank services open. (File photo)

COVID-19: Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army looks to keep essential services open

Group looks for help from community

The Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army is doing its best to keep some essential services opened during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Right now, the Salvation Army continues to have the food bank open until 4 p.m. providing hampers by appointment and fresh produce when available. Call 250-248-8793 to make an appointment. The soup kitchen is also open for takeout lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The organization needs help to keep these services running and is reaching out to the community for some assistance. It needs donations of food and other essential personal items.

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The food bank needs:

• Eggs

• Meat, canned, any kind

• Soup, canned, dry mixes

• Cereal, rice, flour, crackers

• Peanut butter, jam

• Spaghetti sauce

• Salad dressings

• Coffee

• Sugar, honey

• Juice, any kind

• Fruit, canned

• SideKicks Noodle Dishes

• Cleaning products (Lysol, Pine Sol, bleach)

• Laundry soap, dish soap

• Toilet paper, paper towel

• Toothpaste, toothbrushes

• Hand soap, body wash, shampoo

• Pull up diapers sizes 3, 5, 6

• Feminine hygiene products

• Dogs/cat of (dry preferred)

Those wishing to donate some of these items can do it by leaving them at bins in grocery stores or bringing their donations to its food bank during its temporary business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

— NEWS Staff

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