Lacombe youth and LDS Scouts support Lacombe Community Food Bank

More than 450 kg of food collected for the Lacombe Community Food Bank in 2 hours

Christmas miracles are real.

On November 27, Santa and the Grinch worked together for a good cause. The pair participated in a community food drive and Christmas parade in Lacombe. All tolled, more than 450 kg (almost 1000 lbs) of food as well as several cash donations were collected for the Lacombe Community Food Bank.

The annual food drive and Christmas parade was organized by youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Lacombe 1st Scout Troop. Constable Kristy Walker of the Lacombe Police Service escorted the parade, Santa rode on a float and the Grinch drove his decked-out car. Youth and adult leaders went door to door in several Lacombe neighbourhoods along the parade route collecting food bank donations.

“This was my first time participating in the Christmas food bank drive,” said Reegan ZoBell. “I liked seeing how happy people were to help other people. It was a fun way to do community service and help individuals who really need it.”

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it can also be a challenging time for families who struggle to make ends meet. There is often an extra demand on food banks during the Christmas season and the food collected will help to ensure that local families have food on their tables this holiday season. That’s a Christmas miracle that’s worth working for.

-Submitted by Red Deer LDS

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