Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank launches Christmas campaign

The Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank has launched its Christmas campaign and is looking for support from the community.

The Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank has launched its Christmas campaign and is looking for support from the community.

With the holidays fast approaching, the food bank is not only looking for non-perishable items and cash donations to help fill Christmas hampers, but also to help provide assistance throughout the year.

“The big push right now is to get us not only through Christmas, but generally the fundraising this time of the year carries us into the next six months of the 2017 year,” explains Deb McIntosh, coordinator for the food bank. “So it’s imperative that we get people to give generously, especially monetarily.”

Applications for Christmas hampers are currently available at the food bank drop-in centre (614 Christina Place) and can be picked up Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Hampers go out on Dec. 17 and applications need to be in by Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the latest.

For those who’d like to donate, monetary donations can be dropped off at the Kootenay Gallery, the Fireside Inn or the food bank, and food donations can be dropped off at the Fireside Inn or City Hall. Or contact Deb McIntosh by phone or text at 250-608-1047 to arrange for a pickup.


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