Saskatoon food bank opens new clothing depot
As you dig into your closet for scarves and winter coats, charities around the city ask that you keep them in mind.
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre celebrated the grand re-opening of its clothing depot this week.
The newly renovated location at 223 Avenue B South serves between 100 and 125 people everyday.
"People can come to the clothing depot and for two dollars a visit they can choose a bag of clothing and three household items," said director of operations, Deborah Hamp.
Everything that is offered at the depot is donated by the public or local grocers.
"We have diapers, shampoo, toiletries ... so that people can access those things that they need that often have a very high cost associated with them," said Hamp, who added that they also accept things like ice skates and Halloween costumes for children.
"It makes a huge difference in peoples lives and our community really relies on our clothing depot," she said.
There are other agencies around the city looking for clean winter clothes.
The Lighthouse, West side community clinic, Catholic Women's League, YWCA and the Bridge on 20th have their own clothing programs.
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