Comox Valley Food Bank to offer evening hours on trial basis

In order to accommodate patrons who cannot visit during current hours, some new evening hours are soon coming to the Comox Valley Food Bank on a trial basis.

Starting next month, the food bank will offer an evening shift from 5–7 p.m., one day per month.

The first evening shift will be Tuesday, March 6. The second evening will be in early April.

“[It’s] a chance for some of the clients we get that can’t make it in during the day,” said Comox Valley Food Bank president Jeff Hampton. “It gives them the opportunity to come in after work, or after their kids are home from school.”

If the evening shift is popular, the food bank will consider offering it more often.

“In the future, we are thinking two times a month would be fantastic,” said Adele Pizzey, a North Island College nursing student and food bank volunteer.

“We would need some committed volunteers and some advertising for individuals to use the newly available hours.”

In other updates, the food bank recently installed a new refrigeration unit in its storage area and its van, which had to be sent to Port Coquitlam for the unit to be installed.

The Comox Valley Food Bank is located at 1491 McPhee Avenue in Courtenay. It is currently open from 9:30 a.m till noon on Monday–Wednesday, 9:30 till 1 pm. on Thursdays and 9:30 till 11 a.m. on Fridays.

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