The Salvation Army seemed to have struck some Easter gold in the form of donations this past weekend. The three local schools in Drumheller, as well as the Pioneer Trail Seniors Center, delivered a half ton of non-perishable food and other items to the Salvation Army.
"This is the difficult period of the year," commented Captain Jennifer Hillier of the Salvation Army. "We had the Kilos for Kindness, which happened at the schools. It has been a really great help to fill up our shelves again."
Kilos for Kindness is a simple idea that gets kids involved in giving back to the community, which will become annual to continue the support of the community.
"When Kilos for Kindness happened, we just kept bringing the bags in. That little food bank area got full really quickly. The place was full, it was fantastic," Captain Hillier proclaimed.
Over 850,000 Canadians turn to food banks for help each month and Captain Hillier sees Kilos for Kindness as a way to educate our youth on that fact.
"This Kilos for Kindness just went over really well. I think it's a great way to teach our kids to give back to the community and to educate them as well on what our neighbors are struggling with and how they can give back," said the Captain.