Eastern Health has passed the keys of the old Central Kitchen facility on Pippy Place over to Eg Walters of the Community Food Sharing Association.
The Food Sharing Association lost its warehouse and hundreds of thousands of dollars of food was contaminated in an electrical fire Wednesday morning.
Eg Walters was emotional when accepting the keys and says he’s overwhelmed by the gesture. The space is being offered free of charge.
— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyVOCM) February 1, 2019
Walters says as of this afternoon, he believes they’ve raised about $300,000 for the Community Food Sharing Association.
With the warehouse space now secured, Walters says they hope to be back up and running this weekend. The Community Food Sharing Association supplies 54 food banks from St. John’s to Labrador.
Meanwhile, donations of money and food have been pouring in from community groups, organizations and businesses since the fire.
Today on VOCM’s Afternoon Drive with Brian O’Connell, Margot Bruce-O’Connell from the Hibernia Management and Development Company Limited announced another major donation.
ExxonMobil Canada is donating $15,000 in funding, while Hibernia Management and Development Company is providing another $15,000.
Bruce-O’Connell says the HMDC has been involved in regular food drives for the Community Food Sharing Association for years.
The VOCM Cares Share to Care Food Drive is taking place tomorrow morning from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from Colemans on Newfoundland Drive and Mount Pearl.