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Whitehorse Salvation Army shelter sees higher demand, fewer donations – CBC

Demand for meals has gone up about 30 per cent this year, says executive director

Dec 15, 2017

The Salvation Army in Whitehorse says it’s serving 30 per cent more meals than last year.

Ian McKenzie says the new Centre of Hope in Whitehorse has been busy since opening on Oct. 6.

Staff at the facility have been preparing lunch for as many as 160 people some days. The dinner crowd is smaller, but some nights can see up to 90 people coming in for a meal.

McKenzie believes the dining hall at the new Centre of Hope is attracting more clients. Everyone is welcome, he says, but the increased demand requires more groceries and more work.

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