Covid-19 Update for Food Bank Network
COVID-19 Update to Canadian Food Bank Network
Misinformation about COVID-19 abounds. We strongly encourage all food bankers to continue to refer to credible sources of information about the spread of COVID-19 as well as guidance on how to respond. These sources include regional public health departments, Health Canada and the World Health Organization.
- Health Canada provides regular updates online: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
- The World Health Organization is also providing regular global updates online: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
COVID-19 Implications for Food Banks
Currently, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada.
Food Banks Canada and the provincial associations are closely monitoring the situation with respect to COVID-19 and how it could affect the food bank system in Canada. We are in regular communication with our global colleagues through the Global Foodbanking Network and will keep you updated as we learn more about this rapidly changing situation.
Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford Precautions
We will keep you updated on the impact of COVID-19 on our location. Our priority is to keep guests, staff and volunteers safe. Please take necessary precautions if you believe that you are showing signs of COVID-19 before visiting our location. We are taking as many precautions as possible to keep those who gather at our location safe.