Update: The Little Pop Up Soup Kitchen…that couldn’t
An update to the story I posted yesterday that warmed everyone’s hearts is developing.
In speaking with Erin Schulte just now, she said a member of the group received a phone call from Fraser Health this morning to contact them.
Erin did call back and spoke with a Fraser Health Inspector, Nimret Rai, who said a complaint was received about the food service and the group would have to stop serving food completely, unless it followed Fraser Health guidelines and was all prepared a Fraser Health approved facility.
Erin said she questioned if the complaint originated with the Whalley Legion, and was told no, it was the city bylaw department. When further questioned, she was told she would have to speak to the media department.
I’ll post further updates as they come in, but one thing I know is true, is that these are amazing people whose only intentions were not to create trouble or break any laws, they simply want to feed people who are hungry, good,wholesome, nutritious food.
In my view,it’s like sharing your lunch with a homeless person on a larger scale. They don’t have the funds for a professional facility and all the required amendments ( if there is someone out there who can assist, please get in touch)
The bigger question to me is, if the city bylaw department has indeed filed the complaint as Erin Schulte was told, why did they tell Global last week they welcomed their work and would work with them to a solution?