With Christmas right around the corner, the Salvation Army received two real boosts in recent days.
Jack Pannu and Bindy Baidwan of City Furniture and Appliances and Ashley HomeStore dropped off turkeys, hams, buns, potatoes, butter and milk Friday, Dec. 13 for the Salvation Army’s Christmas dinner. The two stores have been coming together to donate the food for the Christmas dinner for close to 15 years.
Pannu and Baidwan thank all the volunteers who help cook and serve the Christmas dinner and thank Safeway for their great customer service.
Elaine Schonke from the Salvation Army expects they will serve about 200 people at their Christmas dinner, which is being held Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. in the Warrior’s Song Café.
On Monday, Dec. 16, Scott Zacharias of Troll Resort drove to Quesnel with a utility trailer full of boxes and bags filled with food items collected during the ski resort’s opening day. When Troll opened for the season Dec. 14, skiers and snowboarders donated non-perishable food items as the cost of their lift tickets and rentals. While the full amount of food donated was not measured, it was a sizable amount that took volunteers several trips to unload, and Schonke says it will be a big help throughout the year.