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North Hastings Community Cupboard needs donations for Christmas hampers

Donations of cash and food are needed now, as North Hastings Community Cupboard gets ready to help those in need this holiday season.

Last year, the food bank organization distributed 165 hampers, full of goods to make a nice Christmas dinner. This year it expects there will be demand for even more, as inflation is making good food increasingly unaffordable for many.

Executive Director Monica Piercey says Community Cupboard is encouraging people to make cash donations through its Canada Helps website page.

Those who donate there can also, if they wish, ask that their money go to Community Cupboard’s partner organizations, the Maynooth Food Bank or the Coe Hill-based Tri-Township Food Bank.

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But food donations are also welcome, particularly products that are associated with Christmas dinners. It also welcomes donations of warming items, like socks and mittens. 

And with increasing needs, there’s also more work to do, so Piercey hopes to have new volunteers offer their services. 

People can reach out through Community Cupboard’s website or Facebook page or by dropping in at 2 Madawaska Street. 

Moose FM will also be doing its part to help. 

The Spirit of Giving Radiothon will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3 and we’ll be broadcasting live from Tony and Jill’s No Frills in Bancroft. The radiothon will encourage donations for both North Hastings Community Cupboard and the Bancroft Kids in Need program.

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