Local food bank seeking warehouse space

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Salvation Army is on the lookout for warehouse space after receiving approximately 21 pallets of potatoes.

Executive director Jared Braun says the organization was able to access the abundance of tubers, roughly 50,000 pounds, through its relationship with Food Banks Canada and Second Harvest, but they don’t have the space to store them.

“What I have been doing is putting the call out to the community to see if someone would have a cool, dry place that could hold the potatoes while we work on distributing them,” Braun said.

The food bank is expecting to receive the potatoes at the beginning of May and is looking to store them for about two to six months.

Braun says that due to the sheer amount of spuds, the food bank is hoping to partner with other community groups that provide food to residents with some of the potatoes to help offset their costs.

Those who have space for the spuds are encouraged to reach out to Braun at 250-785-0506

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