Food bank forced to close? - Metro US

Food bank forced to close?

The Parker Street Food Bank may be forced to close its doors as early as next week.

“I don’t know where the people are going to go that are depending on us for food,” said Parker Street director Mel Boutilier.

Boutilier said Parker Street depends on Allied Reclamation Services for 80 per cent of its supplies. Allied, which offers recall services for food, drug and retail companies, has a warehouse in Dartmouth that collects damaged goods from Sobeys.

But according to Boutilier, Allied has been instructed to cut off supplies to the independent food bank.

“I asked (the manager) if he had orders to not give us any more food, and he said yes, he did,” said Boutilier.

Representatives from Sobeys and Allied Reclamation did not respond to media requests as of press time.

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