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NEWS RELEASE · 26th November 2013
Kitimat Food Bank Society

It is hard to believe how quickly time is passing and it will soon be time to deliver the Christmas Hampers. For those applying for a hamper please remember the deadline for putting in your applications is Thursday, December 5th, and these may be dropped off at the Salvation Army Thrift Store or at the Food Bank in the lower level of City Centre Mall (through the mail slot if the Food Bank is closed). Hampers will be delivered on Saturday, December 14th, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

We are still looking for drivers and vehicles (covered) to help deliver the hampers and if you or your organization are interested could you please contact Luella Froess at 632-2642 and leave your name and phone number. We ask that drivers be at the lower level of the Catholic Church hall by 9:30 a.m. on December 14th. The more drivers the fast the deliveries go. Unfortunately we cannot allow children/teens to assist with the deliveries.

We would like to receive donations of non-perishable food items and unwrapped gifts by December 9th so they can be sorted, wrapped and packed for delivery. Donations may be dropped off at Envision Credit Union during their regular office hours. Cash donations may be dropped by at Envision Credit Union and Wings Travel (cheques only) during regular office hours and receipts will be given for donations of $10 and over. Cash donations may also be mailed to Box 20, Kitimat V8C 2G6.

The following donations have been made to kick off the Hamper Appeal: Anonymous $300; S Krahn $200; Anonymous $75; United Church Sunday School $5.25; Anonymous $75; L Loran $50; D Burroughs $20; Jingle Bell Run $64.00; money raised at Kitimat Ice Demons Game $184.75; Gyro Club of Kitimat $20; S Gibaldie $20; Anonymous $120 for a total of $1004. 10 $20 Super Valu gift certificates were donated by the Kitimat Girl Guides, Brownies and Sparks.

It is hoped to hold our annual Santa’s Workshop, with Gareen Ball, in the lower level of the mall on Saturday, December 7th between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – more on this next week.

Thank you to those who have already donated and to you who will be donating. We hope to surpass last year’s total of $39,894.

Sincerely

Luella Froess
Publicity Chair