Moncton's mobile soup kitchen and food bank will soon run its entire operation out of one location.
'I expect that I'll get a lot of kisses on the cheek when I open the building for them.' —Sean Tobin, executive director, Mobile One
Mobile One Community Services Inc. has been operating from three different locations for almost 10 years — a warehouse, a kitchen in another building, and a garage in a third spot.
Executive director Sean Tobin says volunteers can't wait to move into the former Tim Hortons bakery, which is currently a construction zone.
Tobin said the soup kitchen's users, many of whom are elderly, need to climb 22 stairs to reach the current kitchen.
"This facility is all on one level and so it's going to make it a lot easier for them," he said. "I expect that I'll get a lot of kisses on the cheek when I open the building for them."
Tobin hopes the new location will allow Mobile One to expand. The first priority is rural areas such as Hillsborough, which Tobin says include 82 single-mother families.
Mobile One hopes to be preparing its annual Christmas dinner in the new space.