Abbotsford charity goes mobile

THE Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope has gone mobile to meet the need in the community, feeding people out of their Community Response Unit.

The Salvation Army’s Community Response Units (CRU), will be out in the community starting Tuesday, March 31, beginning in front of the Centre of Hope handing out snacks from 2 to 3 p.m. daily, and a few times per week serving lunch.

“Not everyone can physically make it to the Centre for a meal or snack,” said Salvation Army representative, Mike Leland. “Our mobile feeding truck allows us to go into the community to meet people where they’re at, and ensure they are getting at least the basic essentials of food and water.”

With the capability to feed up to 1,000 people every hour, the feeding truck will be serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 1 at the Centre of Hope. Hundreds of people in need are expected.

During this pandemic The Army’s feeding and shelter services and programs continue to remain open on the frontlines, serving families in need, the homeless, senior population, addicted and mentally ill; providing basic human needs to our community’s most vulnerable.