Capt. Sheldon Bungay says it’s the lowest stock of food bank supplies he’s seen in his 10 years of service.
“We’ve put out calls for assistance (to other organizations), and unfortunately everyone is in the same boat,” he said. “We are getting some response, but it’s nowhere near where we need.”
On average, the food bank provides services to nearly 200 families per month from Gander, the Kittiwake Coast – also known as the loop – and west as far as Change Islands.
“We are not turning anybody away, but we are having to pull funding from other departments and programs to be able to pay for the food we are purchasing,” Bungay said.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to the food bank can do so at the Salvation Army Church or Community and Family Services building.