Food bank helps out at Christmas time

Christmas will be a whole lot brighter and happier for some families in the Rimbey area thanks to the kindness and generosity

Peggy Makofka

Christmas will be a whole lot brighter and happier for some families in the Rimbey area thanks to the kindness and generosity of the community.

Katherine Winters, Rimbey food bank co-ordinator, said volunteers have worked hard to put together hampers for some folk who need a helping hand this Christmas.

“The community has been so generous, not only in donations, but in the giving of their time as well,” she said.

Winters said five work bees, which included student and adult volunteers, were held this year. A total of 39 hampers were put together. Each hamper included a turkey and all the trimmings so each family could enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner. The hampers also included enough food for four or five days. Gifts for the children completed the Christmas hampers.

Hampers were delivered on Dec. 17, but Winters is expecting another 10 hampers will be made up before Christmas.

Donations and requests are still being accepted at the Rimbey FCSS office which is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and is located in the Provincial Building.

The food bank is located in the basement of the Nazarene Church and is open Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Those who need to access the Food Bank are asked to call FCSS first at 403-843-2030.