Christmas Amalgamated looking to fill food hampers

By Tanya Cronin
December 7, 2015 - 4:47pm Updated: December 7, 2015 - 6:26pm

KAMLOOPS — With Christmas just a few weeks away, Christmas Amalgamated is looking to fill their food hampers for families in need

For 39-years Christmas Amalgamated has been making the holidays brighter for thousands of families.

From toys, books, clothes and games the organization offers a variety of gifts to make the holidays special. The agency also relies on food donations to build hampers, made up of everything they would need to cook a full Christmas dinner.

Sally Whitson, Coordinator with Christmas Amalgamated told CFJC they need "Turkeys, hams, vegetables, types of things you would like for your Christmas dinner like the stuffing, candies, apples, oranges. The apples and oranges it's still a little early for them to show up here, but the rest of it, we have a freezer and a fridge."

When it first opened Christmas Amalgamated served 100 families. Now nearly 2,000  families are turning to the charity, many of them for the first time.

Food hampers will be delivered December 20th.

Christmas Amalgamated is located next to Safeway in the Fortune Shopping Centre and is accepting donations Monday to Saturday. 

For more information call 250-376-0777.

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