The Salvation Army Warrior’s Song Café in Quesnel will be back working to feed the hungry after a three-week closure.
Bagged lunch service will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 8.
“We thank all the community groups who supported The Salvation Army by filling in the gap over the last three weeks we were closed due to staff shortages,” said Salvation Army Majors Randy and Debbie Gatza.
“We appreciate all that was done to help The Salvation Army get through this difficult period.”
Service at the downtown soup kitchen and food bank was suspended on Monday, Nov. 15, when a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandate took effect for staff and volunteers.
At the time, Randy said very few were vaccinated but expressed optimism the closure would be short-lived as they closely worked with their divisional headquarters in Burnaby to find someone temporarily to resume operations.
During the hiatus, several not-for-profits stepped up to provide food security to those in need, including the Northern Network of Peers for Equality (NOPE) and Wild Women of the North Society.
Following the reopening, bagged lunches will be provided at the Warrior’s Song Cafe between 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays.
Food bank appointments can be made by calling their office at 250-992-7079.