Volunteers at the Fort St. James Toy and Food Drive delivered 140 boxes to help make the season brighter for local families in need during the holiday season.
Dedicated organizers and volunteers busily prepared in the weeks leading up to delivery day. They helped wrap, sort and organize food and toys for the drive.
For Jasmine Lakusta who headed the program this year, the drive could not be successful without its volunteers. “It takes a lot of preparation but it’s so worth it in the end.”
Lakusta is also thankful for all of the community support including local businesses.
“We’re so thankful to the community, the volunteers and the corporate sponsors. Without them, this could not have happened.”
Through donations, Fill up the Bus, and a fundraiser at the North Arm Pub, this year’s target was met according to Lakusta.
“Whether, it was time or money, the community always steps up and makes things happen and it’s because of their support that the Toy and Food Drive is a success year after year, Lakusta said.
“The community always pulls together.”