Vernon Salvation Army’s annual Kettle campaign kicked off at the Save-On Foods at the Village Green Shopping Centre Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon Salvation Army’s annual Kettle campaign kicked off at the Save-On Foods at the Village Green Shopping Centre Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Kettle campaign kicks off amid increased need in Vernon

The Salvation Army will be collecting donations at the Vernon Save-On Foods until Dec. 24

The 2022 Salvation Army Kettle campaign is officially up and running.

The annual fundraiser in support of Salvation Army operations kicked off outside the Save-On Foods at the Village Green Shopping Centre Friday, Nov. 18, and the campaign will be there from now until Dec. 24.

The Kettle campaign helps support the work of the Salvation Army throughout the year. Funds raised go back into the community to help provide food, clothing and other household goods and resources to people in need.

Salvation Army Vernon officer Jennifer Thompson was bundled up in the cold collecting donations from shoppers Friday.

Thompson said the demand for Salvation Army’s services is greater this year.

“We’re definitely seeing an increased need in our community this year. Over the last few months we’ve had a large number of new families accessing supports at the food bank,” she said.

Day one of the fundraiser has seen a lot of generosity. Donors can give cash or they can tap a monetary donation. You can also give online.

“It’s been a great day,” said Thompson. “This community has always been such a generous community. Thank you to Vernon for their continued support.”

READ MORE: Vernon businesses wheel out van giveaway

READ MORE: Volunteers needed for flu vaccine study in the Okanagan


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

fundraiserSalvation ArmyVernon

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up