Sara’s Pantry Partners with Glenboro UCT on Christmas Cheer Program

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Sara’s Pantry has joined hands with the Glenboro UCT to bring Christmas Cheer to those in need this Christmas Season!

UCT member, Charlene Claeys-Godard has been spearheading the Christmas Hamper program in Glenboro for years. With the impact COVID has had on many, she is grateful to have the support of the team behind Sara’s Pantry, Glenboro’s food security program.

“It’s great to have a few more hands to help,” Said Godard. “We are very fortunate to have annual donors that give every year faithfully; this year is going to be tough for even more families, we want to be ready to meet that need.”

Debbie Olsen, Co-Operating Manager at Sara’s Pantry says collection has already started. “Collection bins and donation jars have gone out today,” said Olsen. “If you are interested in donating a toy to a child, please call ACE Hardware 204-827-2334 to make arrangements over the phone; thank you so much for your support!”.

Donations are being accepted at:
• ACE Building Centre (204-827-2334)
• D & A Foods
• Glenboro Co-op
• Glenboro Pharmacy
• Westoba Credit Union

The organizers have worked with the retailers at Glenboro Co-op and D & A Foods to put together $15.00 donation packages for purchase. “It’s like a full meal deal,” said Olsen. “The packages contain everything a small family or couple need for a healthy meal and more; the Glenboro Pharmacy is preparing similar packages containing personal hygiene
items, just pick one up at the store and they will donate it to Sara’s Pantry.”

Support for Sara’s Pantry has been strong with donations coming in recently from the Glenboro Ag Society, Pembina Co- op and the Glenboro Breakfast Club. Monetary donations can be made at Westoba Credit Union in Glenboro. “Our branch is proud to support Sara’s Pantry,” said Marie Bodnarchuk, Branch Manager at Westoba and Treasurer for Sara’s
Pantry. “Just let any of us know you would like to donate, and we can help.” Glenboro School, middle years are collecting hygiene products. Donations can be made by the students at the school. Rimmer Technology has placed a recycle bin in front of their store to collect reusable shopping bags, plastic bags and travel size containers.

Those looking to access support from Sara’s Pantry are encouraged to email saraspantry2020@gmail.com. Follow Sara’s Pantry on Facebook at @sarapantry2020.

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