Riverside Mission one step closer to walk-in freezer

Justin Crann
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The Riverside Mission is $5,000 closer to building a walk-in freezer.

Riverside Mission Executive Director Scott Elger (centre-left)

The charitable organization, which offers shelter, food and other services to Moose Jaw’s less fortunate, is one of six recipients of Saskatchewan REALTORS’ annual Legacy Grant.

The mission applied for the grant to put toward a new walk-in freezer. It had already raised $13,000 toward the expected $20,000 cost, said Scott Elger, the organization’s executive director.

He said it will help make the mission’s operations “more efficient” and will be particularly helpful for the organization’s kitchen manager.

“We have seven or eight chest freezers and I have one at my house. Just knowing what we have — we’ll be able to walk in and take inventory — will allow us to be a lot more efficient with our ordering and planning,” said Elger. “The efficiency of a walk-in freezer will help us better serve our clients.”

He said the organization is working to get approval from the city to move ahead on the walk-in freezer, and then they will be able to move ahead.

“There are some things that still have to be done (after city approval), but we have plans drawn up and bids in,” said Elger. “We’re well on our way.”

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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