Halifax soup kitchen in urgent need of volunteers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Halifax’s Brunswick Street Mission says it’s in “desperate” need of volunteers in order to keep its kitchen running amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the non-profit has closed its dining room due to the disease’s global outbreak, it continues to operate its kitchen, cooking more than 300 meals a day for several of the city’s shelters. But that could all change if it doesn’t fill the necessary shifts.

Brunswick Street Mission says it’s looking for “low-risk” volunteers between the ages of 21 and 60 years old who are in “excellent health with no medical conditions.”

“Every effort will be made to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19, but the volunteer must acknowledge and accept that some risk exists compared to home isolation,” reads a post on its website.

Shifts that need to be filled run from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. or 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week. Duties may include food preparation, food delivery and unloading supplies.

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