Members of Saskatoon’s Iranian community helping those in self-isolation
March 20, 2020
By CBC News |
As people across Canada flood grocery stores to buy supplies for themselves, some members of Saskatoon’s Iranian community are facing the crowds — not for their own supplies, but for others.
Wearing rubber gloves, Mary Akhgar and Bijan Arab stroll through the aisles of a Saskatoon Superstore picking up bananas, apples and an assortment of other groceries.
They’re working off lists that were sent to them by newcomers from Iran, who are currently in self-isolation at the order of the government of Canada.
“They literally just landed and I remember as an immigrant, when we first moved to Canada, we didn’t really have any friends or family to rely on,” Akhgar said. “But because of social media, I feel like we’re all more connected and we can help each other out.”