Greater Vernon residents are urged to help those in need.
To date, the Salvation Army kettle campaign has raised about $135,000 of its $500,000 goal.
“We are forever grateful for the support we have already received and will continue to receive during this Christmas season,” said Stefan Reid, with the Salvation Army.
“We are hopeful that people and business with continue to support our mission in giving back to our community through our food bank and community and family services. These funds provide our programming throughout the year and help support our food bank in distributing food to those who need it.”
Donations can be made at www.vernonhouseofhope.com to donate or sign up for a kettle shift.
The last day for Christmas hamper interviews is Friday.
“We are currently at about 450 hampers. We always get that late push for hampers and are prepared for that again this year,” said Reid.