Faulty freezer costs kitchen

A soup kitchen is running dry after a weekend appliance failure left them without a freezer.

By Art Harrison, Trail Times

Salvation Army soup kitchen, Kate’s Kitchen, serves up lunches for dozens of less fortunate citizens of Trail every week but after a weekend appliance failure the menu will be considerably limited for some time.

The breakdown of a meat freezer at the well-known local charity over the weekend caused the loss of almost $1,000 worth of meat and milk products and has volunteers hoping for a timely donation.

“It probably went out on Friday but it was such an old freezer it’s probably not surprising,” said Kate’s Kitchen volunteer, Linda Radtke. “We came in on Monday and it was so hot in the building and everything was floating in about a foot of water.”

Radtke said the broken appliance was one of a number of freezers used by the kitchen that are all of about the same vintage but unfortunately was the one that held the food of the highest value and most damaged by thawing.

Radtke says the charity is hoping someone will be able to donate another freezer to help them out. Donations of a freezer or meat can be made to Kate’s Kitchen, contacting Radtke at (250) 364-0445.


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