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This article was published 13/04/2020 (1148 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

It warms my heart to see us supporting each other during these days of health scare and social distancing.

It’s easy to think quietly to ourselves that we appreciate our neighbours and the important services they provide but at a time like this our thoughts must become loud voices and actions. People are showing love to our essential service providers in many ways.

Among the sea of volunteers and essential service providers, I want to highlight one individual in St. James who supports those around her with her positive attitude.

Photo by Wanda Prychitko The folks at Foodfare honoured one of their own on her birthday as she worked through the coronavirus crisis.

Krystal works at Foodfare, and recently celebrated a milestone birthday. You may even have signed the large birthday card, displayed outside the store by her friend, Lisa.

Krystal and her Foodfare family are working diligently to make sure people get groceries during this uncertain time, and are taking orders over the phone rather than by computer, making it easier for seniors and anyone not internet-connected.

Lisa shared these thoughts:

“Krystal is someone who goes above and beyond to help people and is so gentle and patient with seniors. She has even helped one of her newcomer co-workers learn English. She always has a positive attitude despite any challenges she has faced. She is quick to give someone a smile and is one of the funniest people I know. I want to shine a light on her on her special day to honour her for all she does, putting others before herself.”

Happy birthday, Krystal. Thank you.

Wanda Prychitko is a community correspondent for St. James-Assiniboia. Contact her at

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