Tribune Food and Toy Drive coming up

Take part in the ninth annual Tribune Food and Toy Drive coming up on Saturday, Dec. 10.

  • Nov. 24, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Help the Salvation Army food bank give a little Christmas joy to others this holiday season by taking part in the ninth annual Tribune Food and Toy Drive coming up on Saturday, Dec. 10.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. people are invited to drop off unwrapped toys and gifts for children and teens and non-perishable food items in exchange for a small gift of appreciation from local businesses.

Those who donate will also get a chance to enter our draw to win a grand prize, and several other smaller prizes in the draw.

“The support for this event from our advertisers and the general public has been amazing,” says Tribune publisher and advertising manager Lisa Bowering. “This will be our ninth annual food and toy drive and every year the generosity of our community is outstanding.  Donations from people interested in playing the role of Secret Santa are, of course, always appreciated. All of us at the Tribune are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of food and toys that we deliver to the Salvation Army at the end of the day. It is hard to keep a dry eye.”

Stop by The Tribune office on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 188 North First Ave. and one of Santa’s helpers will take your donation and another of Santa’s helpers will help you pick an envelope from our Christmas tree with a gift certificate or prize information inside, for our helpers to select for you.

The food and toys collected will go to the Salvation Army for distribution to people in need this Christmas.

Food items needed for the Christmas hampers include canned hams, fruit, vegetables, cranberry sauce, stove-top stuffing, Christmas goodies, such as packaged cookies, cakes, chocolate, and candy canes, as well as other non-perishable food items.

The Salvation Army also needs gifts for children of all ages, including teenagers. Cash donations are also accepted to help with the Christmas cheer program.

Capt. Claudine Kadonaga reports that during the past 12 months the Williams Lake food bank has provided assistance to 1,910 individuals with food valued at $371,000.

The soup kitchen has served 26,000 meals valued at more than $406,000.




Just Posted

New Performances in the Park organizer needed for 2020

Are you interested in taking over this popular community event?

CRD estimates 47 properties impacted by flooding in Chilcotin

Ministry of Agriculture visits producers impacted

Williams Lake Cycling Club hosts mountain bike film Thursday evening, July 18

Doors open at 6 p.m., the show Return to Earth starts at 7 p.m.

Chiefs honour Tsilhqot’in leader wrongfully hanged in B.C. 154 years ago today

Chief Joe Alphonse says they want his remains returned to his homeland in B.C.’s Cariboo region

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

After B.C. dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Tax take stays ahead of increased B.C. government spending

Tax revenue $2.1 billion higher than budget in 2018-19

Two toddler siblings found drowned on First Nation in Alberta

The siblings were found drowned on their family’s property, according to RCMP

Most Read