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Agassiz-Harrison Community Services underoing COVID-19 changes

Food bank to remain open with modified hours

Agassiz-Harrison Community Services (AHCS) has cancelled their volunteer appreciation luncheon due to concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. It was originally scheduled for April 23.

“Our priority is the health and wellness of our volunteers, clients, and staff and with the situation changing daily we must follow the recommendations about group gatherings and social distancing at this time,” the AHCS said in a statement. Staff will be watching the situation closely and making rescheduling decisions at a later date.

The AHCS Food Bank will remain open.

“We understand that many in our community rely heavily on our food bank and we will do our absolute best to continue hamper distribution,” AHCS said in a statement posted Monday afternoon. “In order to remain in operation, we will be making significant precautionary changes in how our distribution happens, to protect our clients, volunteers and staff against from the novel COVID-19 virus. We ask that all clients abide by these changes.”

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Starting Thursday, March 19:

Hamper contents will be packed and adjusted based on household size

They will do their best to accommodate life-threatening allergies and/or serious diet restrictions.

The free choice produce table will be closed.

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There will be a maximum of three adults in the waiting area at one time. Children need to be prevented from wandering while still practicing social distancing.

Residents may send someone on their behalf to pick up your hamper if there is a call ahead of time to arrange this.

Starting Monday, March 23:

The Food Bank will operate on appointment only. Additional days and hours will be added to accommodate need and demand.

All appointments must be made one week in advance. Please arrive at your booked appointment time, at which time you will receive your hamper and exit.

If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be assigned a new time slot.

Delivery is available to seniors and the immuno-compromised.

All terms are subject to change as the situation evolves.

For further questions, visit AHCS online at www.agassiz-harrisoncs.ca or by calling 604-796-2585.

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