Food bank to host holiday event this weekend


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There is a new event being held for the Food Bank’s Christmas Hamper and Toy Campaign this weekend.

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The event, Dump a Toy for a Dash of Joy, will be hosted by local business Dump N Dash.

The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10am to 3pm, and on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 10am to 2pm at the Fort Saskatchewan Walmart main entrance.

“Events like this are so important for the food bank and the Christmas campaign! We appreciate our local business owners who support our community by planning events like this for us,” Food Bank executive director, Kassandra Gartner, said. “This season, the need is high. Every food drive and donation is important – each month we are distributing 40 per cent more hampers than last year and that requires a lot of food.”

“We know that the need at Christmas only increases and we are relying on our community to come through in a big way,” she concluded.

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The local organization has a goal to fill one 12 cubic yard bin with food and toy donations.

Anyone who donates will be entered into a draw to win Oilers tickets for the January 3rd game against the Seattle Kraken.

The food bank’s current food needs are as follows: jam; pork and beans; Kraft Dinner; healthy cereal; nut-free school snacks; Sidekicks; canned fruit; juice; ready-to-eat soups; soda crackers; instant oatmeal; and coffee.

Toy needs include boys aged 8 to 12 toys, such as hot wheels or action figures; stuffies; teen books; family games; and toiletry kits for teen boys.

For more information about how to donate or volunteer, visit

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