Christmas is a time of giving and the Regina Food Bank once again hopes to give a holiday meal to families in need.
The food bank kicked off its annual 12 Days of Christmas campaign, which sees the food bank create special “Holiday Hampers” for families in need. The hampers will include everything needed for a nutritious holiday meal.
Regina Food Bank CEO Steve Compton said financial contributions are especially important this year because items such as fresh products and frozen turkeys are needed for the hampers and they can’t be as easily donated like non-perishable items.
Compton said there is expected to be an increase in the amount of families using the food bank this year.
“Across Saskatchewan there’s been a 17 per cent increase across Saskatchewan from this time last year,” Compton said. “We’re optimistic that through the holiday season that we will be able to meet that challenge.”
The campaign will be looking to create around 2,000 hampers for families this year. Compton said volunteers are especially important this time of year to help make and deliver the hampers.
People are also encouraged to donate online.