A look at the current state of the inside of the new Lake Country Food Bank building. It now appears the food bank in Lake Country will have one more Christmas in its old location before the new building will open for good in the New Year.

One more Christmas season in old building for Lake Country Food Bank

With much to be done to complete the new building, Christmas hampers will be handed out at the old Lake Country Food Bank again this year

It appears it will be one more Christmas season in the old food bank building in Lake Country.

With work progressing but still plenty to get finished on the inside of the new food bank near the Winfield Seniors Centre, a potential grand opening of the new food bank is likely going to be held before Christmas.

However according to Bob Rymarchuk of the Lake Country Rotary Club, the actual moving in process won’t take place until after the New Year.

“All of this of course is still up in the air as we have lots to do to finish the building,” Rymarchuk said in an email to the Lake Country Calendar. “We’ll do our best to stick to this schedule but as you can appreciate we’ve got our work cut out for us.”

Hamper handouts at the old Lake Country Food Bank will end on Dec. 18 this year but Rymarchuk said the old building will not be closed until the move to the new location is complete.

Trades workers are nearly finished with the plumbing and electrical work while final insulation and vapour barriers need to be completed before the inside walls can be finished at the new building, said Rymarchuk.

A walk-in cooler/freezer is scheduled to be installed Dec. 4 and there is still some concrete work to be on on the exterior including a pad/ramp to the front door and a pad for the loading door.

Exterior siding still needs to be completed as well and will be one of the last things to be done.

There is also a planned work party coming up Nov. 21 in Lake Country to install another layer of flooring.

More donations are always welcome. Email Rymarchuk at bob@ubrservices.ca if you can help


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