Shopping event lifts Sally Ann

Shoparama has once again chosen to support the Salvation Army food bank at the annual spring market.

Shoparama has once again chosen to support the Salvation Army food bank at the annual spring market.

The event runs March 28 and 29 at the Vernon Recreation Complex.

“Keeping up with the demand made on the food bank is always a challenge but Shoparama organizers and patrons continue to step up to the challenge,” states a Salvation Army press release.

“Last year 1,400 pounds of food and $1,600 cash were donated to help keep the food bank shelves filled.”

To date this year, 10 per cent of those visiting the food bank are new households.

“These are individuals who are on disability, between jobs, waiting for employment income to start, or experiencing any number of life situations where they humbly turn to the community for help,” states the release.

“We are glad to be there in their time of need, and we do so with the help of our neighbours.”

Suggested donation items include:

Tuna/salmon;

Peanut butter;

Rice;

Canned vegetables;

Canned tomatoes and sauce;

Stews;

Kids’ healthy snack items;

Baby needs;

“If visitors to this wonderful spring market arrive without food items, they can simply donate cash at the familiar Christmas kettle at the front door of the complex,” states the press release.