Just weeks after receiving hundreds of pounds in food donations for the holidays, the Whitecourt Food Bank has now lost over half the amount of food because of a flood.
On January 1st, the main water pipe burst at the Carlan Community Resource Centre, which houses the food bank, the Boys and Girls Club, a daycare, and the Whitecourt Gymnastics Club.
Director of the Food Bank, Lori Coffey on the aftermath of the flood.
Coffey is now reaching out to people to bring in plastic bins or totes to help store the remaining food.
She says the food bank will remain open during the cleanup to serve those who need it.