Vernon food bank still needs to meet fundraising goal

As of Monday, residents have donated $378,000 or 82 per cent of the food bank’s $461,000 goal.

The Salvation Army continues to look for community support.

As of Monday, residents have donated $378,000 or 82 per cent of the food bank’s $461,000 goal.

“Our desire is to increase our effectiveness in helping those who come to the Salvation Army for assistance, and to improve programs available to them in 2014,” said David MacBain, community ministries director.

“To make that advancement, we still need raise $83,000 by today.”

Financial donations can be made at www.vernonbcfoodbank.com (with instant receipting) or postmarked by Dec. 31 and mailed to 3303 32nd Ave., Vernon, B.C., V1T 2M7.

Financial contributions to the Salvation Army’s Enderby food bank can also be made online at http://my.salvationarmy.ca/enderby or be marked Enderby food bank and postmarked by Dec. 31 to 3303 32nd Ave., Vernon, B.C., V1T 2M7.

“Through our Christmas hamper program, 778 households applied for assistance and, with the community’s help, we were able to provide for all who came,” said MacBain.