YK Residents Show Generosity at Thanksgiving Food Drive
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - The Salvation Army is calling its food drive this past weekend at the Co-op a success.
Corps officer Ian Gillingham said Yellowknife residents went above and beyond the expectations they had this weekend. Donating enough non-perishable items to insure they would have enough food hampers to give out for the next eight weeks.
Gillingham said several hampers ended up being sold by the end of the weekend.
"The manager predicted that we would probably see 150 hampers sold on the Saturday, the public bought just over 200 on Saturday alone. The remained were all sold up on Sunday and all finished up."
Gillingham said none of what was accomplished over the weekend would have been possible without the work put in by others to make sure it could happen.
"In preparation for that about 10 volunteers and they packed about 250 hampers provided by the Yellowknife Co-op. I just want to say it was a great job on the Co-ops end because all of the product was ready to go and they just came in and it was all ready to in an hour."
He added they will now continue their work giving out hampers on a weekly basis while also getting prepared for the Christmas season.
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