It’s guilt-free snacking at Bean to Cup Vernon.
Smiles as big as the cookies themselves filled peoples’ faces as they gathered in the coffee shop Monday morning for the announcement.
“This is our third year for Hampers for Hope, (which) supports local people that have significant struggles that may be without advocates and a voice,” said Cindy Masters, development officer.
Kunal Chander, the face of the popular coffee shop, said it’s important for the business to support the community.
The program’s fundraising efforts run through to Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The recipients are nominated anonymously, and when the hamper is delivered by the nominator, Masters said, it’s a complete surprise.
“At Kindale, my motto has always been, ‘We never say we can’t. We always say, how can we?’” Benita Elliott of Kindale, known affectionately as B, said.