Those who need help accessing food support in Lethbridge will now have the opportunity outside of food bank hours. The Lethbridge Food Bank is rolling in the Mobile Food Support program to help address the need for food services for the disadvantaged in our city. The Executive Director for the food bank, Mac Nichol, says this program addresses a huge gap for those who need it in our city.
“The Mobile Food Support program is designed to be an easy, low barrier access to food bank services. Our first event is at the University Drive Alliance Church in their parking lot. We’ll have tents set up with tables, and prepackaged food bags. Mostly perishable items. For someone to access the service they just need to show up, and there will be a few questions at the beginning. The name and postal code so we can know where people are from, and where they need that access. Then they will go through and choose the food they think they need. At the end we’ll weigh the food to show the approximate value for people.”
The second event will take place at the Lethbridge Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
The two programs will take fall on September 21 and 29th from 5-7 pm.