The MKO Food Bank says it hopes it’ll be able to serve all Thompsonites who need help with food insecurity by the end of March.
Shyanna Lynxleg, the Urban Initiative Manager with MKO, says the food bank has been working towards assisting clientele of all demographics since the Salvation Army Food Bank closed last June.
MKO has used grant funding from Indigenous Services Canada in order to run the food bank, which stipulates that it serves off-reserve Indigenous clients.
Lynxleg explains the organization has been helping some residents who don’t fit that description, noting they’ve assisted Ukrainian refugees who’ve relocated to Thompson.
She adds MKO recently created a Memorandum of Understanding with Harvest Manitoba to help towards achieving their goal, which Lynxleg says MKO feels positive will become a reality.
For more information, listen to the full interview this afternoon at 12:40 and 5:10 on Thompson Today.