Caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the spirit of giving is alive and well in Fort St. James as volunteers busily prepare food boxes to help those in need.
About 140 boxes have been prepared and deliveries will begin on Dec. 18.
Organizer, Jasmine Lakusta is thrilled with the community support this year.
“We’re so thankful to the community, the volunteers and the corporate sponsors. Without them, this could not have happened.”
Along with food and gift donations, it’s expected that about $12,000 in monetary donations will have been raised but donations are still coming in.
And volunteers have made everything come together. “Volunteers have been amazing this year,” Lakusta said. “Even with some unexpected issues, they looked after it. Everyone worked together to solve it.”
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.
“It’s because of this community. Everyone always pulls together.”