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Catalytic converter stolen from Food Bank’s new refrigeration truck

Thieves broke onto our White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank property last week and cut the catalytic converter off our brand new refrigeration truck, making it much more challenging and stressful to serve hundreds of community members in need at our busiest time of the year.

The truck was purchased recently, to assist with picking up donations of fresh produce and dairy items for our White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank and Langley Food Bank.

“We finally got the plates on it and we were all ready to go,” Food Bank Manager Jaye Murray told the Peace Arch News. “This is just disappointing, especially at this time of year, because we do need it.”

In addition to the cost of replacing the expensive stolen part, the fence surrounding the Food Bank where the truck was parked also needs repairing after the crooks cut through it to get to where the Ford F450 was parked.

While we expect the truck to be operational by the end of the month, we are still in need of secure parking.

“I worry that it would be stolen again,” CEO David Young told CTV News. “We need to think about how we may be able to provide better security for that truck.”

If you or someone you know can help, please contact our Food Bank Manager at 604-541-4833.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.