Many are closing up shop temporarily because of COVID-19, but the Regina Food Bank isn’t considering that—at least not yet.
CEO John Bailey says they have a service to provide and if people can’t get food that is a problem.
He says things are OK at this time.
“There’s a fine line between a call to action and a dire urgency and we are right in a spot where we can still be proactive. “Bailey said. “When it comes to supply, we think we have between five to eight weeks of current demand level.”
Bailey admits donations are dropping and says monetary donations will gladly be accepted.
He adds the volume of customers had been growing before the COVID-19 scare hit because of economic uncertainty so he is expecting that demand to increase again but he can’t say by how much with one of the reasons being some of those who may be in need could be in self-isolation at this time.