Sarah Carter of the Salvation Army’s food bank is looking for a number of different supplies this year. Donations will be accepted at the Williams Lake Tribune on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Sarah Carter of the Salvation Army’s food bank is looking for a number of different supplies this year. Donations will be accepted at the Williams Lake Tribune on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Tribune food drive to take place Saturday, Dec. 2

Donations go to Salvation Army Food Bank

While you are out and about taking part in the Winter Lights Festival and watching the Winter Lights Parade this Saturday, Dec. 2, stop by the Williams Lake Tribune to take part in our 15th annual Food & Toy Drive.

With all donations heading to the Salvation Army’s Food Bank, the Tribune’s Food & Toy Drive is one charitable event you won’t want to leave off your list this year.

Each family who drops off items for the food bank will, in exchange for the donation, get the chance to pick an envelope off of the tree inside the Tribune. Each envelope will contain a prize — anything from a gift basket to a gift certificate from a local business.

“I want to give a big thank you to our participating merchants,” said Tribune publisher Kathy McLean.

“Year after year these businesses have always supported the food and toy drive, that’s why it’s so successful.”

People who donate can also enter their name in a draw to win one of two grand prizes; a four-foot vanity with white melamine doors and a gloss madagascar countertop built and donated by Allcraft Kitchens En’Counters and a deluxe gift basket donated by Dana Hinsche.

In past years, McLean said that the generosity of people in the community has brought tears to her eyes.

“Because of the year that we’ve had, there are probably more people in need than ever, so come on down and support them,” said McLean.

This year, the Salvation Army is requesting the following supplies: canned beans and vegetables, canned fruit, canned meat, fish, pasta sauce, canned tomato items, canned soup, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, flour, rice, mixed dried lentils, beans, barley, sugar, juice boxes for children’s lunches, crackers, peanut butter, jam, Mac n’ Cheese, hamburger helper, sidekicks, Mr. Noodles, stovetop stuffing mix and children’s lunch items.

The Food Drive will be running at the Tribune from 10 a.m to 1:30 p.m., this Saturday, Dec. 2.

Community members are also invited to come down and say hello to the Williams Lake Salvation Army’s new Lieutenants Dawn and Geoff Butt who will be at the Tribune for the food drive.

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