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Local Fire Department Prepares for Annual Food Hamper Program

by Shanine Sealey

It’s that time of year again when the Martensville Fire Department is preparing for the annual Martensville Christmas Hamper Program.

Nominations for individuals and families that may need a little extra help this holiday season can be made by contacting City Hall at (306) 931-2166. All that is required to start the process is a name and a phone number.

There will be a collection set up at City Hall to collect non-perishable food items and hygiene products, and monetary donations can also be made by sending an E-transfer to mfd@martensville.ca. Monetary donations are used towards purchasing fresh items and local gift cards to the hampers.

MFD Captain James Taylor, one of the members organizing the program, stated that the MFD will be collecting donations from several local businesses as well as local schools, and deliveries are expected to take place December 20th. The deadline for collection will be December 15th.

This program has been taking place within the community for over 25 years and plays an integral part in providing local families with a food hamper filled with a variety of items to help them over the holidays.

The MFD provided a list of items that are some of the most needed on their Facebook page, which include canned fruit & vegetables, packaged soup, dry pasta and sauce, pancake syrup & mix, toilet paper, juice boxes, stuffing mix and more. See the full list below. Be sure to check expiry dates before donating any food items.

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