REPORTING · 15th December 2013
A squadron of volunteers were packing hampers at the Catholic Church on Friday, December 13th in an attempt to bring Christmas Cheer to some of Kitimat’s less fortunate families. This was also a time for several local businesses and organizations to present money to the Food Bank Society as a part of their hamper drive.
The Food Bank estimates it is going to fill around 250 hampers. “Why try to give everybody a Christmas Day Dinner. We give them a gift certificate for their turkey or ham, or whatever they want to buy in the way of Meat. We give them potatoes, carrots, canned veggies, fruit, cake mixes, candy, coffee. We try to make a full day of meals,” said Margery Phelps. There were also a lot of amazing gifts donated this year for the children who will be receiving the hampers.
Patric Bergeron and Tanya Meyer from Rio Tinto Alcan came to donate $5000. They were followed by Allen Kent and Bryan Gascon from Canadian Tire. “People can’t go through Christmas without having a good family meal, so at least once a year, we can get together and help a family have a meal,” said Gascon.
Gascon told us he enjoys the drive down to Kitimat to see the volunteers at work.