Salvation Army food bank campaign still needs support

Campaign is at 51 per cent of the funds required to run the agency

Greater Vernon residents are urged to support an agency that helps those in need.

So far, the Salvation Army has raised $263,514, with 15 days remaining in the current campaign.

“The total is about 51 per cent of the $513,769 required to balance the budget in 2016,” said Capt. Jean-Curtis Plante.

“The need is real and at our doorstep. People are depending on us to assist them and we are reaching out to the community of Vernon to fund the community food bank. We are hopeful and know there is a still a lot of work to do to reach our goal.”

Donations can be made online at http://vernonhouseofhope.com/ or at the food bank downtown.

The Salvation Army is still in need of volunteers to fill a two-hour shift at one of 13 fundraising kettle locations until Dec. 24. Visit http://vernonhouseofhope.com/ to sign-up online or contact kettles@vernonsalvationarmy.ca or 309-3837 for information

Anyone who missed the Christmas food hamper deadline can visit the food bank Dec. 21 starting at 9:30 a.m.

“If you need help, we are happy to give what we can,” said Plante.