The Minden Food Bank has been in their new location for only three weeks, but coordinator Barbara Walford-Davis says it’s already made a difference. The new building was made possible by the Masonic Lodge Inc. and Stephen Berry, who was the project manager says teaming up with the food bank just made sense. Walford-Davis explains what the new space allows them to do.

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Walford-Davis says they’ve seen a huge increase in usage over the past year and explains what they believe to be the cause.

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They moved into the new location on Newcastle Street across from the Minden United Church on November 1 and Walford-Davis talks about what made it possible.

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Walford-Davis and Berry also talk about what’s soon to be coming to the food bank. It will be a community kitchen which will be open to clients so they can learn how to cook. Berry says they’ve ordered the supplies and will be putting it together soon. He says they will be the first of its kind in Ontario as a food bank that also has a community kitchen.

Walford-Davis says they’re getting ready for the Christmas basket campaign, and are asking for donations. You can make a cheque payable to Minden Food Bank or Minden Food Centre, and include your name and address to receive a tax receipt. To find out more about how to support the food bank, go to their website by clicking here.