Christmas Hope Campaign passes projections for clients served
Some final numbers are in from the Christmas Hope campaign. The Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge says, collectively, the initiative was to serve over 5,000 kids and 3,000 adults during the Christmas holiday season. Instead they ended up serving 6,300 children and over 3,200 adults.
“So that just speaks to the volume of need in the community. We do expect that to continue, but again are so grateful that the community helped us to get it all taken care of. It was a crazy year. We were definitely expecting an increase in the number of people that we were serving. Just not quite as many as we did see come through. So it was a very busy year. We did have some shortages and some emergency calls out to the community, but ultimately everyone who asked for help was able to get it this Christmas,” said Danielle McIntyre, Executive Director, Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge
McIntyre says they had a 40 per cent increase in the number of hampers that went out to households over the holidays. There was also a 47 per cent increase in the number of people who received the hampers.