Community support is increasing but the bells need to keep ringing.
The pace of donations has picked up for the Salvation Army kettle campaign after concerns were expressed that the $140,000 goal may not be reached.
“The community has rallied to our aid and we’re looking forward to reaching our goal,” said David MacBain, community ministries director.
As of Thursday, $88,000 in donations had been collected.
“That’s five per cent down from where we were at this time last year so we have caught up considerably,” said MacBain, adding that there was only $52,600 Dec. 16.
Helping boost figures sis $6,682 that Walmart customers donated. A corporate contribution is also anticipated.
Kettles will be in front of local stores until about 2 p.m. today.
Financial donations can also be made at www.vernonbcfoodbank.com or at 3303 32nd Ave.
“The support helps us provide all of the services we offer to the community,” said MacBain.
The Kraft Canada daily voting for food banks is still on until Dec. 31. First place in each of five regions will receive a $5,000 bonus.
You can vote daily by going to www.kraftfoodforfamilies.ca