Help make this Christmas a merry one for Food Bank clients

The snow line is creeping down the mountains and it won’t be long before we are all thinking about the Christmas to come.

For some families, however, Christmas is a tough time of year. Special holiday foods and gifts for their youngsters may be beyond their financial reach. That’s where the Community Connections Food Bank’s Christmas Hamper Program comes it.

It provides — with your active assistance — needy families with food, personal items and small gifts.

This year’s Christmas Hamper Depot will once again be in the basement of the Royal Canadian Legion at 600 First Street West. Starting on December 1 and continuing until December 23 it will be open Monday to Friday from 10 am until 3 pm and, on Saturdays, from 10 am until 2 pm.

As in previous years, the Food Bank is seeking donations of cash, food, new and unwrapped toys and books. You can, if you wish, also sponsor an individual or a family. Application forms for such sponsorships will be available at the depot starting on December 1. (Click here to view the poster)

Another way you can help put a smile on someone’s face is by attending The Gift. That’s the name of this year’s Christmas Concert with Saskia and Darrel at the United Church on December 11 at 7 pm. Tickets are $10, but kids under 12 get in FREE. They are available at the Talisman, Community Connections and at the door.(Click here to view the poster).

Then, too, there is the annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, which is scheduled to roll into Revelstoke on December 13 at 7:45. This year’s musical entertainment will be provided by the alternative rock band, the Odds. Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available by donation to the Food Bank. (Please click here for more information about the Holiday Train.)

Non-perishable food donations will be gratefully accepted at both the above events.

For more information please contact Patti Larson at Community Connections at 250-837-2920.

Click here to read more about the Food Bank’s 10th Anniversary Party, scheduled for November 18, at the Regent Inn.