REPORTING · 16th December 2011
The Kitimat Food Bank is doing their annual Christmas Hamper Drive. Volunteers have been working hard to give Kitimat’s less fortunate families a Merry Christmas. Today, Friday, December 16th, they were working hard to pack up the hampers to go out tomorrow.
“On Saturday morning, we start deliveries at 10:00 and we’d like a responsible adult or teen to be home to receive them. We only make one attempt to deliver. If there is nobody home, then the people will have to pick them up from the Food Bank next Tuesday or Thursday,” said Pearl Lennox.
This year, 277 hampers will go out to the public. This is around average. A hamper contains the food necessary to have a merry Christmas and a gift. Lennox wished to remind everyone an envelope on the exterior of the box contains a gift certificate for a turkey for Christmas Dinner.
“Basically, everything we put in is to help people have a good Christmas day and a good Christmas dinner and have a Merry Christmas,” said Lennox.
There have been lots of volunteers helping out. “People have been so good. On Sunday, when we moved the food from the Food Bank, we had one of the hockey teams come out and help us and that was wonderful. We had a class from KCH come and help us with heavy moving and setting up the tables. During the week, we’ve had a lot of volunteer so it’s been great,” said Lennox.
“Special thanks to all the volunteers and Merry Christmas to them all,” said Lennox.
The students at Nechako School had a chance to see where their donation was going.