Sam Saini, left, and Rami Pannu of City Furniture and Appliances, with a sampling of the food they donated for the Salvation Army's upcoming Christmas takeout dinner, which Tari Davidge, third from left, food bank-co-ordinator and soup kitchen manager,  and Tamara Robinson, director of family services and community outreach, say will be served on Wednesday, Dec. 23. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City Furniture provides ingredients for Williams Lake Salvation Army Christmas dinner

This year due to COVID-19 restrictions the meals will be served as take-out

Once again City Furniture and Appliances is providing all the food for the Williams Lake Salvation Army to cook a take-out Christmas dinner, something the business has been doing since opening in 2015.

“It is a tradition that started with our Quesnel store,” said owner Rami Pannu. “We are grateful to the community of Williams Lake as a locally-owned business, this is our way of giving back to those who need it.”

With COVID-19, there are families who are relying on this holiday tradition and Pannu said City Furniture is honoured and happy to help.

“Thank you to all the volunteers at the Salvation Army who make this dinner possible. Happy holidays from the entire City Furniture and Appliances team.”

Tamara Robinson, Salvation Army director of family services and community outreach, said the take-out dinners will be served out the door on Wednesday, Dec. 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Read more: OUR HOMETOWN: Salvation Army’s new captains enjoying healthy lifestyle in Williams Lake

People will be encouraged to line up and tell the staff and volunteers how many people are in their household.

“I’m happy we are still able to provide a dinner,” Robinson said. “It’s sad we cannot have the usual big meal inside with music and camaraderie but it’s more important that people be fed.”

On Dec. 17 and 18 the Salvation Army delivered its Christmas hampers to everyone who had registered.

Robinson said she wanted to send out a special thank you to all the businesses that contacted her this year to sponsor a family.

Aiming to raise $72,000, the annual kettle campaign will continue until Dec. 24.

Read more: Salvation Army holiday kettle campaign gearing up

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City Furniture and Appliances donated 15 turkeys and all the trimmings for the Salvation Army Christmas dinner. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City Furniture and Appliances donated 15 turkeys and all the trimmings for the Salvation Army Christmas dinner. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

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