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December 1st Kicks off Kindersley and Area’s Christmas Hamper Program 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and this year, everyone certainly deserves a special holiday season.

The Kindersley Food Bank, The Salvation Army and The West Central Crisis & Family Support Centre have joined forces to coordinate applications, receive and distribute donated items for this year’s Christmas hampers. Hamper items will follow Canada’s Food Guide expectations, with extra December items such as a holiday meal, treats and children’s gifts.

The hamper drive will take place at the Kindersley Mall from December 1st to December 15th (except Sundays) from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Crisis Centre from December 1st to December 15th Monday-Friday during business hours, and the Salvation Army from December 1st to December 15th during business hours.

This year, canned vegetables and fruit such as Christmas oranges, soups, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, cereals, peanut butter, beans, canned meat, and juice is needed. New, unwrapped toys, books, and games for children 12 and under are also required. For those who wish, monetary donations (cash or cheques ) are also accepted and may be dropped off at any of the three service organizations or at the collection site at the Kindersley Mall. Tax receipts for donations $20 and over will be issued or mailed.

Families can apply for the food hampers up until Tuesday, December 15th, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Forms are available at The Salvation Army, West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre, Kindersley Food Bank, and at the Hamper distribution location at the former Cameron’s Clothing Company at the Kindersley Mall.

The Christmas hampers will be distributed to recipients in towns within the Kindersley Food Bank’s service area. Pick up Day is Monday, December 21st from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

If you would like more information, or to help spread a little holiday cheer this year, please contact Misty at the West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre (306) 463-6655. The Salvation Army at (306) 463-1717, or the Kindersley Food Bank at (306) 460-7022.

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