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Food drive for COVID-19’s most vulnerable launched by multiple Prince George organizations

Local Rotary Club heading initiative in light of pandemic struggles, closures
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Food drive. (via Getty Images)

COVID-19 has taken a hit on all walks of life in Prince George, but none more vulnerable than the homeless and starving community.

The Rotary Club of Prince George has decided to take initiative and begin a new multi-organization food drive to help feed those who can’t afford essential needs during the pandemic.

According to spokesperson Brian Leslie, the club halted its own operations in March in complying with physical-distancing recommendations and preventing any potential spread of COVID-19.

However, he says that didn’t stop Prince George Rotarians from reaching out to serve the community and believes this upcoming food drive will speak volumes.

“I know people are struggling,” says Leslie. 

“I can’t imagine how stressful it would be to have to worry about how I am going to feed my family, on top of the stress caused by this global pandemic.” 

As of yesterday (May 14), there are 58 positive cases of the virus in Northern Health’s jurisdiction, 53 of which have recovered and no reported deaths, but two are in hospital and one is admitted in the ICU.

The Rotary’s food drive, in conjunction with Theatre NorthWest, is set to benefit the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul Society.

For more information, you can email Leslie directly at [email protected].