COVID-19: Key Non-Profits Included in BC’s List of Essential Services

Key Non-Profits Included in BC’s List of Essential Services

Yesterday, the provincial government shared the list of identified essential services, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic:…/covid-…/essential-services-covid-19

“Vulnerable Population Service Providers” is one of the essential services categories. This includes:
Businesses and non-profits that provide food, shelter, social, and support services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable individuals.

In Cranbrook, The Salvation Army – CranbrookOperation Street Angel, and the Cranbrook Food Bank are some of the local non-profits that are at the front line of supporting people in need.

We applaud the announcement that, effective Monday, March 23, 2020, The Salvation Army and Street Angels are working together to serve the vulnerable individuals of our community.

Effective Monday, March 23 all services will be offered from The Salvation Army, 533 Slater Road per the following schedule:
Shelter – 9 pm – 9 am
Lunch – Take Out lunch from 11:30 – 12:30
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Supper – Take Out 5 pm
Contact: The Salvation Army 250-919-7435
Street Angels 250-417-1096

We celebrate the Cranbrook Food Bank’s recent update that they are re-opening Monday, March 30th, following a few days off for some heavy cleaning, resting and regrouping volunteers, food and workflows, to help ensure everyone’s safety.

This is a very challenging time for our community, country, and world. It is inspiring to see so many individuals and organizations working together to meet this challenge.

The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies invites community members to support these front-line non-profits, during this time of need.

To make an online donation:

The Salvation Army – Cranbrook (identify the location as BC-Cranbrook):…/DonationPage.aspx…

Cranbrook Food Bank