The Eckville Food Bank is in “good shape” for the holidays. File Photo.

Eckville Food Bank in “good shape” for the holidays

Heather Allen, FCSS director, says the food bank is in need of everyday items like soup crackers

The Eckville Food Bank is prepared for the quickly approaching holiday season.

The Food Bank, which is operated by Eckville FCSS, has been receiving a stream of donations from organizations like the Friendship Centre, the Credit Union, Girl Guides and the Eckville Fire Department.

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Heather Allen, director of FCSS, says the food bank is “in pretty good shape,” but there are some items people don’t seem to donate.

“We need like soup crackers and canned fruit,” said Allen.

“For Christmas we do the big Christmas hamper up with everything in it for Christmas, so it’s more the ongoing every day needs and those are the things, for some reason I don’t know, we just don’t seem to get,” added Allen.

Allen explained the donations the food bank receive during the holidays is enough to carry through until late spring, around June.

“People are definitely more generous at Christmas time for sure,” said Allen, adding people need to remember the need for the food bank continues beyond the holiday season.

“We’ll take any donations all the time,” commented Allen.

The deadline for the Santas Anonymous Christmas hampers has passed, but those still in need during are welcome to use the Eckville Food Bank whenever.

READ MORE: Eckville’s season of giving continues with Santas Anonymous


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