Discussing needed repairs after a car crashed through the front of the food bank. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Discussing needed repairs after a car crashed through the front of the food bank. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Car crashes into Maple Ridge food bank building

Friends in Need Food Bank is able to continue supplying its clients

Nobody will miss a meal, despite the fact that a vehicle went through the front window of the Friends in Need Food Bank on Monday afternoon.

Food bank spokesperson Mary Robson said near the end of the Monday food bank, a vehicle jumped the curb out front and plowed into the building. Unfortunately, there was more than just window replacement necessary, as there was structural damage to the brickwork, a door frame was bent, and the occupants will need to get a structural report to ensure the integrity of a support beam was not compromised.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt during the incident, despite the fact that the food bank was still open, and staff and volunteers were on site. The workers are outside distributing food, to minimize the chance of COVID-19 transmission.

The vehicle could be seen pulling into the parking site, but failed to brake and went straight into the building. There was a food bank client standing out front with his bike, and was narrowly missed.

The food bank was able to open to provide meals again on Tuesday morning.

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