Ladysmith Resource Centre Association, (LRCA) is spreading Christmas Cheer with their Christmas hamper program.
The LRCA is collecting food for Christmas dinners to help feed families over the holiday season. For families with children, hampers also include toys and gifts.
Outside of the regular hamper program, the LRCA is also providing hampers through the shelter for people who do not have an address.
“It’s things like mitts, and hand warmers, but it’s also fun things like chocolate, a gift card, and candy canes — stuff like that,” LRCA executive director Christy Wood said.
LRCA food security coordinator, Paula Masyk highlighted the importance of donations from the local grocery stores, Old Town Bakery, and Ladysmith service clubs.
In take for the Christmas Cheer hamper program ends on December 12. There are still opportunities for families and individuals to sign up for hampers, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. If those times do not work, people are encouraged to phone the LRCA directly.
Any individuals who want to make donations or sponsor families can do so through the LRCA.