The CMS Food Bank in South Cowichan has had to close temporarily. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

CMS Food Bank closes temporarily

Food bank serves Cobble Hill, Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake

The CMS Food Bank, which serves Cobble Hill, Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake, has announced its closure for the time being through a post on its website.

“The CMS Food Bank will be temporarily closed,” the post states. “This temporary closure is a precautionary measure for the health and safety of our clients and volunteers.

“We will be re-evaluating this decision over the coming weeks, and will post any changes to our web page: cmsfoodbank.ca

“Thank you for your understanding and support at this time.”

Operating since 1983, the CMS Food Bank served more than 4,000 people last year.

RELATED: Duncan food bank closed due to possible COVID-19 exposure

The Cowichan Valley Basket Society in Duncan has also been forced to close its doors tue to a possible COVID-19 exposure. That closure will last until at least March 28.

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