Food banks in Elliot Lake and Espanola are both continuing to provide food and personal products to those in need with COVID-19 protocols in place.

Elliot Lake Food Bank president, Len Kutchaw, says they are using masks and gloves while maintaining physical distance with only allowing two clients access at a time.

He adds their hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Espanola Food Bank president, Sue Krysanowski says Helping Hand is open at its regular hours on Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, but the number of clients allowed inside is also being limited following coronavirus protocols.

Both food banks are limiting volunteers and following protocols such as hand-washing, wearing gloves and maintaining physical distance.

Both are taking monetary donations to ensure the shelves remain full.

To make monetary donations to the Elliot Lake Food Bank, an e-transfer account has been set up at the TD Bank. The email is

To make monetary donations to the Espanola Helping Hand Food Bank, send an email for more information to