BC Ferries is suspending food services onboard and at terminals in an effort to support social distancing during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
There will be an exception on northern routes where there will still be limited offerings available. The change will be in place until further notice.
“During the COVID-19 situation, customers have changed their food purchasing habits and are choosing not to buy our grab-and-go items at this time, leading to tremendous food waste. Vending machines are still available,” BC Ferries said in a statement.
The BC Ferries’ crew at Swartz Bay donated more than 2,400 pounds of food to the Rainbow Kitchen in Esquimalt on Thursday. The Rainbow Kitchen provides food to those in need.
The food came from five ships and Lands End café. The items included things like mashed potatoes, coleslaw and fresh produce like cucumbers and onions.
The company had announced earlier this week that food services would be brought down to minimal levels.