The Christmas Hamper program is starting again for another season.
Coordinator  Dawn Hanson says each year the hampers provide food for a Christmas dinner as well as some canned and fresh foods for residents in the area that would might go without otherwise.
“Approximately 300 families between Moricetown and Telkwa, so quite significant, it is just under a 1000 people each year,” she says. “A large percentage of those are children. Also included in the hamper is a book for every child.”
People can sign up to support a family or apply to receive a hamper at the Smithers Community Services Association office on Railway Avenue.
The depot for donation drop-offs will open on Monday in the old Mark’s building on Main Street.
Volunteers are also still needed to help pack the hampers up as well.