Christmas hamper deliveries set for this weekend in Penticton

St. Vincent De Paul Society volunteer Sharon Snow stands amid more than 400 hampers Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 being prepared for delivery by the organization.

PENTICTON - The Society of St. Vincent De Paul Christmas Hamper drive is coming to a conclusion with final preparations being made for delivery of Christmas hampers this weekend.

St. Ann’s Parish Office Manager Melinda Edis says volunteers are busy packing hampers today, Dec. 17, for delivery tomorrow.

More than 400 hampers are being prepared.

Edis says donations continue to be welcome as food hampers are prepared not only at Christmas but year round as well.

She says demand this year has been “quite strong.”

Those wishing to make donations can call Melinda Edis at St. Ann’s parish at 250-492-3169.

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