Thanksgiving Brings Busy Times For Salvation Army

Salmon Arm's Salvation Army Food Bank had a busy few days leading up to Thanksgiving.

Local Coordinator Dave Byers has numbers on those served over the week "Over a hundred people came to our Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, and we had 700 at the Food Bank."

Byers says that a recent drive by the Mormon Church brought in about 3,000lbs of food for them - which is already gone.

He says that Christmas on the way means that they are always in need of donations "What we're needing at the moment is lots of protein, peanut butter, and canned meats of any kind. Also at this time of year we put the call out to people taking their gardens apart, all that kind of stuff we could use; fresh corn and produce of any kind."

Byers says that items like Kraft Dinner and Chunky soup are among their most popular of choices.

This Sunday's Pumpkin Cannon event at DeMille's will take admission by donation towards the Salvation Army.