As fall settles in and the days get cooler, it is hard not to start thinking about Christmas and the holiday season. Unfortunately, that can cause increased stress and anxiety for some people.
At Kootenay Spice, we are happy to have a great relationship with Kate’s Kitchen, our local Salvation Army Soup Kitchen. As we’ve mentioned before in our community post, we contribute a monthly donation and in return are free to use their commercial, industrial kitchen space in their off hours.
In addition to their hot food services, the wonderful people at Kate’s Kitchen also provide monthly food hampers for families in need, as well as specific Christmas hampers over the holidays. As Christmas and the cold weather get closer, the demand for their services grows greater and greater. In 2012, the Salvation Army in Trail alone gave out nearly 10,000 food hampers to individuals and families.
Kootenay Spice has now begun collecting donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank. We will have a jar for cash donations and a box for non-perishable food donations at the markets we attend.
If you cannot make it to a market, contact us and we will do our best to make arrangements to pick up your contribution. We can also accept online donations via PayPal. We will then pass everything we collect on to the Kate’s Kitchen and keep you posted on what and how much is being donated. All donations will be above and beyond our regular contribution to the kitchen.
So, next time you are shopping for groceries or looking through you cupboards, remember to think of those who are in need and consider what you can maybe do to help make life a little more comfortable for a family in need.