Tis’ the season to be jolly, kind and generous.
MIX 107 is partnering with the North Central Co-op in Fort Saskatchewan to give back with the annual Community Christmas next week (Nov.29-30).
During last year’s Community Christmas campaign, $17,775 in monetary donations was raised, as well as 1,295 “Good Buy to Hunger” bags and additional donations of food and toys were collected for the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank’s Christmas Hampers.
Over the last couple of years, the use of food banks in Alberta has increased, and the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank expects the demand for Christmas Hampers to increase this year.
Christmas hampers are filled with more food than the usual hampers and contain special treats for the holiday like candy, cranberry sauce, pancake mix and syrup, roasting pans, turkeys and stuffing. They also include toys and other gifts, which the Food Bank highlighted as a priority for hampers this year.
Some gift suggestions the Food Bank provided include new and unwrapped stuffies, dolls, RC cars, puzzles, colouring books, youth and teen books, toiletry kits, speakers and gift cards.
Anyone who wants to help can stop in front of the store to donate non-perishable food, cash and or toys. Donations will be accepted throughout the day on Monday (Nov.29) and Tuesday.