Christmas is a time of giving and that’s exactly what the Parkland College Student Association at the Yorkton Campus has done. The group put together 16 food hampers and gave them out to fellow students who required assistance and applied for a Christmas food hamper.
“The activity was very successful and we saw many smiling faces as people came to pick up their hampers on such a cold day”, said student counsellor Carol Bobowski. The hampers included non-perishable food items donated over the past month from staff and students, along with a ham or a turkey, potatoes, carrots and mandarin oranges.
The success of the food hampers was also made possible through the support of local businesses. Harvest Meats donated a case of ham per case purchased. Cornerstone Credit Union and McDonald’s both donated funds which were used to purchase turkeys, ham, potatoes, carrots, and oranges and Sobey’s provided a 10% discount on the perishable items purchased.