The annual emergency services Christmas food drive staged Sunday in Princeton was a great success, according to Jenny Pateman, who is organizing the town’s Christmas hamper program.
Approximately 11 pick up trucks full of non-perishable food and $1915 in cash donations were collected door to door.
“It was really good. The community was very generous,” said Pateman.
“I’ve never seen so much macaroni and cheese in my life, and it’s great because the kids will definitely eat that.”
Pateman expressed a special thanks to “all the volunteers who did an exceptional job” Sunday.
Approximately 40 people participated in the drive include members of the Princeton Volunteer Fire Department, Highway Rescue, Ground Search and Rescue, BC Ambulance and RCMP.
She added Katie Joe Sutton, who coordinated the food drive, did an “excellent job.”
There are 130 applications for Christmas hampers this year, up from 122 in 2016.
Hampers will be delivered December 23, roughly between nine a.m. and noon, and someone must be home to accept delivery.
Those people picking up their hampers can receive them in the Tapton Street Plaza beside Cool Beans.