Christmas Hamper Program draws steady support

There’s less than a week left before recipients pick up their hampers at the mall but there is still time to donate

Kenneth Brown
of The Crossroads

A co-ordinator of the region’s Christmas Hamper Program says the food security drive has received steady support since people began donating food and money.

The Kindersley branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) operates the Christmas Hamper Program and the initiative is in its 55th year. Donations have been accepted since Dec. 1. The program has received good support so far while applications are being submitted.

“The donations have been coming in steady, and so have the applications,” said program co-ordinator Pam Welter, manager for the CMHA branch, who encouraged people to continue donating because there is a strong need for food security.

She estimated that there could be a need for up to 150 hampers, so more donations will be needed to meet the demand. The drop-off location for donations is in the Kindersley Mall, and the location is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays depending on the availability of volunteers.

There’s less than a week left before recipients pick up their hampers at the mall but there is still time to donate.

For more on this story, please see the Dec. 15 print edition of The Cross Roads. christmas hamper program

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