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More than 200 served at New Life Kamloops's Christmas dinner

New Life Community, located at 181 Victoria Street W in downtown Kamloops.
December 29, 2017 - 11:00 AM

KAMLOOPS - The season of giving is coming to an end, but there's still help needed in our community.

New Life Community in downtown Kamloops held its annual Christmas dinner earlier this week, where approximately 200 people had a hot meal.

Executive director Stan Dueck said the dinner was yet again a success, with dozens being fed and kept warm, gift bags being handed out, and a group who came inside to sing Christmas carols.

Those less fortunate enjoyed a turkey dinner, and Dueck says they organization is lucky to have more turkeys left over.

But the need doesn't stop there. Dueck says any donation to New Life is appreciated, including monetary donations.

"Because we're always cooking for probably 100 people and more, we cook in big quantities so we buy in big quantities," Dueck says. "A lot of times, we need to have the financial dollars to do that."

Although New Life has many volunteers, they also have employees and bills they need to pay in order to stay open, which cash donations will go toward.

If you want to make a physical donation, Dueck says the organization is always in need of gloves, new socks, new underwear, razors, coffee, cream, sugar, ham, beef, vegetables, potatoes, carrots and onions.

"Our Christmas campaign is coming to an end, if people haven’t given and want to give, absolutely it's not too late," Dueck says.

He also thanks the city, the community and local organizations for all of the support New Life has received.

Go here to learn more about New Life or to donate.


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