Saskatoon Meals Financial institution to restart hamper program on Monday

The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre says it plans to reopen its emergency food hamper program on Monday after it was shut down by COVID-19.

On Nov. 23, the food bank reported three cases of COVID-19 in the workplace. One was a staff member who had not been working at the site the week prior.

As a result, the program closed its doors until all staff members were tested.

Administration said the building would be sanitized while it was closed.

Meanwhile, Prairie Harm Reduction remains closed after one of its workers tested positive. The facility is expected to be closed for another week.

As well, The Lighthouse Supported Living expects service restrictions will be in place until Sunday at the earliest.

Earlier this month, an outbreak infected at least 27 people at The Lighthouse. Long-term residents were asked to self-isolate in their rooms and had temporarily closed its emergency shelter to new people.

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