Empty Stocking Fund drawing huge support

By Roger White
December 20, 2016 - 2:00pm

To say the Battlefords Empty Stocking Fund has been busy over the past few weeks would be an understatement.

Battleford District Food and Resource Centre executive director Erin Katerynych, who is also chair of the Empty Stocking Fund, says the community support has been sensational.

“The community has really supported us, but then again they always do,” said Katerynych. “We have had the boots out the entire month of December collecting and it takes hundreds of volunteers to make sure the boots get filled. Then for people to give up their Sunday to come out and help distribute Christmas hampers certainly says a lot about the community. It’s been fantastic.”

The support from the business community has also been huge for this year’s campaign.

“So many businesses get behind this effort every year. This year, Jays Transport delivered the apples and oranges we received from the Saskatoon Food bank and the staff at Walmart donated $1,000 worth of toys to the Empty Stocking Fund as well,” recalled Katerynych.

To date, over 400 food hampers have been delivered and over 640 toys have been distributed to families in the area.


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