Wednesday , February 24 2021

Fire eliminates most of the donations to the Community Association of Food Distribution

Newfoundland and Labrador's largest food bank has lost most of its food to its main ship after a fire on Wednesdays in the morning.

For example, Walters, CEO of the Shared Foods Community Association, told CBC News that it was devastated to see large reserves destroyed by smoke and water.

It is still unclear what amount of food was destroyed.

The association serves as a central location for donations and supplies of food banks throughout the province.

"Everything we know now is that our boys are safe and there are no injuries," Walters told CBC News Wednesday morning. Later it confirmed the fire and the consequent efforts to fight against the flames destroyed great part of the warehouse.

The Department of Regional Firefighters of St. John appeared on the stage after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the store at Topsail Road.

Traffic was closed for an hour in the four lanes of Topsail Road. Some firefighters retreated and left at 10:30 a.m., while the power of Newfoundland and the New York Constabulary remained on the scene.

Efforts to generate donations for the association started before the fire department left the store.

While the building is closed, MP Seamus O & # 39; Regan said that his staff will collect donations at his circumscription office near Topsail Road.

Walters said he was devastated by fire, but said that the long road to repopulation has begun.

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