Community Christmas brought in $8,186 in cash donations.
 
The spirit of giving was alive and well in Fort Saskatchewan for the fourth annual event, held at the Co-op on November 30 and December 1.
 
Three bins were filled to the brim with donations. Total cash donations between the Co-op and Mix 107 reached $2,276, with the food bank table bringing in roughly $5,900.
 
“This community is absolutely amazing in what it gives back and every year they never cease to astound me in how much they give,” said Co-op store manager, Patsy Hawryluk.
 
The Fort Saskatchewan Food Gatherer’s Society received two of the three bins, totaling 375 lbs of food.
 
Food bank president Marlene LeRue felt very thankful for the community support.
 
Families First executive director, Heather Boonstra said they received a bin full of toys and much needed diapers.
 
“We just want to make sure everybody in Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding communities know how grateful we are,” she said.
 
Co-op partnered with Mix 107 for the event.

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