Christmas Hamper volunteers last year gathered in the Ashcroft Community Hall to assemble the Hampers for delivery to local families.

Christmas Hamper volunteers last year gathered in the Ashcroft Community Hall to assemble the Hampers for delivery to local families.

Area Christmas Hampers looking for support

The Ashcroft-area Christmas Hampers are preparing for another season.

For many years, a group of volunteers has been providing Christmas Food Hampers for those in need within the Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Walhachin, Clinton, or Spences Bridge area. They operate under the umbrella of Ashcroft and Area Community Resource Society and are separate from the food bank at the E. Fry office.

Planning is currently underway to provide Christmas Food Hampers again this year. Posters and advertisements will be going out over the next week with of times and places to apply. Most of the applications will be taken during the week of Nov. 16-20, with a few additional dates available in Ashcroft only.

In mid November, a collection cart will be placed at Safety Mart in Ashcroft to  gather food donations from the public for the Hampers. There will be other donation boxes in various areas of the communities.

Many local businesses generously support the Hampers with financial donations, and individuals are also encouraged to send cheques, payable to Ashcroft and Area Community Resources Society, to Box 1137, Ashcroft, B.C.  V0K 1A0. The group is a registered Charitable Organization and will issue an Income Tax Receipt. Every dollar you send will help to provide support for someone who needs it, and will put a feeling of joy in your heart.

For further information, call Esther at 250-453-9085.