After complications in dealing with sewer issues, the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank is back open today. 

They will have extended hours on Friday, March 15th, and Monday, March 18th, with hamper pickup available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

Deann Little, development and warehouse manager with the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank, said they will have three computers running. 

“We do have full staff and volunteers on board ready to be there to help those that are in need and have been waiting patiently for us to reopen.” 

She added that their surplus program will not be running on those two days.  

Little thanked the community for their support. “We’ve had amazing feedback from our community members, from businesses and individuals that have been bringing us cheque donations and funding, and finding other ways they can help is.” 

The food bank currently has a Go Fund Me running to raise funds for the sewer work, looking for $30,000.

Mosaic Canada donated $15,000, and Little said a number of other businesses and organizations stepped up to the plate, including the Kinette Club of Moose Jaw, Discount Plumbing & Heating, Keon Garden Centre, Spike’s Grooming, Grant Hall, the Maple Leaf Bakery, the Moose Jaw Chinese Community Network, McCauley Agencies, Eecol Electric, and Minute Man Press.  

“Every individual that gave to us as well, whether it was $5 or larger amounts, it all added up to help us to be able to cover the cost of what’s happened.”