Just like many others in the community, ShareNet has followed the developments at Kingston Food Bank and their lack of an operational base with concern. Given that both organizations help feed hungry people in our community, we are concerned by the possibility those in the downtown core without transportation might lose services.
We have extended our concern and support to Barb Fulton, director at Kingston Food Bank. At the time of this writing, we understand she has no plans to cease service, and plans distribution from a motor home.
We have assured Barb and would like to assure the community as well that should Kingston Food Bank at any point need us, we will serve any of their displaced clients not already served by ShareNet with open arms. When you work in social or charitable services, it is always dismaying to see an organization you have a bond with struggle.
We have enjoyed a cooperative relationship with Kingston Food Bank and have frequently exchanged surpluses of food going both ways, all to benefit the clients we serve.
We wish them the best in their determination to continue. There is no competition when you’re in the business of feeding hungry people.