Tribune Food and Toy Drive set for Saturday

The 10th annual Tribune Food and Toy Drive takes place this Saturday, Dec. 14 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The 10th annual Tribune Food and Toy Drive takes place this Saturday, Dec. 14 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. In exchange for donations participants receive a gift certificate from one of our participating businesses.

There are 103 children registered for the toy hampers this year ages zero to 17, says Capt. Randy Kadonaga.

Under age 1: two boys and five girls.
Ages 1 to 2: eight boys and nine girls.

Ages 3 to 4: seven boys and eight girls.

Ages 5 to 6: 11 boys and four girls.

Ages 7 to 8: six boys and six girls.

Ages 9 to 10: eight boys and five girls.

Ages 11 to 12: four boys and six girls.

Ages 13 to 17: nine boys and 20 girls.

Kadonaga says there are a couple of groups collecting for the teenage category 15 to 17 years of age including the Lake City Secondary School Carson Campus students. The Girl Guides are also collecting presents for all ages at their Christmas tree in Boitanio Mall.

There is an ongoing need at the food bank for non-perishable food items such as pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, Mr Noodles, Side Kicks, rice, canned soups, pork and beans, canned meats and fish, canned fruit and vegetables, juice, breakfast cereal, peanut butter.

With help from local businesses, food and cash donations from the public and donations from the Canada Food Bank Association the Christmas food hampers may include hams, turkeys, juice, canned vegetables and fruit, pickles, stuffing, cranberries, gravy, chocolates and Christmas candies, hot chocolate, coffee, cereal, jam, peanut butter, fresh milk, margarine, potatoes, carrots, onions, yams, turnips, lettuce, mandarin oranges, cookies, bran muffin mix and crackers.

The Salvation Army will once again host a Christmas day turkey dinner for people in the community who will be alone at Christmas.

The traditional turkey dinner will be served from noon to 2 p.m. in the Salvation Army dining hall on Wednesday, Dec. 25.

The food hampers and toys will be distributed on Friday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army at 272 Borland Street.

For more information about the food and toy drive needs contact Sabrina Silvey at 250-392-2429 or wlfoodbank@shaw.ca.

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