NEWS RELEASE · 25th November 2014
2014 HAMPER APPEAL
The Kitimat Food Bank is in the first throes of preparing for the 2014 Kitimat Christmas Hamper Appeal with the following donations to date:
R&S Reschke $30; Anonymous $150; Mountainview Alliance Church $40; H&C Borralho $100; C Gordon $50; S Krahn $300; Christmas Sweater Jingle Bell Run $65; Envision Full Cupboard Campaign $140; Demons Halloween Fundraiser $94; Constant Cravings Haunted House $205.25; M M Grant $100; A Thompson $25; Anonymous $25; Anonymous $10 and Gyro Club of Kitimat $400 for a total of $1734.25. Thank you all for getting us off to a great start to hopefully beating our 2013 total of $58,000.
For those people wishing to apply for a Christmas hamper please drop by the Kitimat Food Bank (Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.), the Social Services Office (by the Esso Gas Station) or What’s in Store Thrift Shop (Nechako Centre) during their regular office hours to pick up a form. These are to be completed and returned to the Food Bank at 230 City Centre Mall (or mailed to Box 20, VC 2G6) by December 9, 2014. Requests received after that date go on a waiting list. One hamper request per household please. Hampers will be delivered on Saturday, December 20th.
We will be contacting various organizations and businesses in town requesting drivers and/or covered vehicles. If you are interested in assisting us on December 20th will you please leave a message at the Food Bank, 632-6611 and we will get back to you.
Unwrapped new gifts for children under 12, teens and adults may be dropped off beneath the Envision Financial Sharing Tree. Cash donations may also be dropped off there, cheques can also be taken to Wings Travel or mailed to Box 20. Receipts are issued for all donations of $10 or more.
Thank you to all the media for their assistance in promoting our Appeal – we could not do it without you.
Kitimat Food Bank Society