Residents looking for something special for Christmas will also be able to help those in need.
During the Shoparama Christmas Market Dec. 7 and 8, non-perishable food items will be collected for the Vernon food bank.
“Last year, shoppers and event organizers combined to provide food and cash donations of worth more than $6,000,” said David MacBain, community ministries director with the Salvation Army.
Though the food bank shelves are often in need of most food items, a few suggested items are:
Boxed grains (rice, cereals, pastas)
The Shoparama Christmas Market takes place at the Vernon Recreation Complex.
“Thank you for considering supporting the Salvation Army food bank while having a blast shopping for that special Christmas gift,” said MacBain.