Unfortunately not everyone can afford the essentials for Christmas, which is why the Salvation Army Food Bank is back again with their Christmas Hampers.
"Our Christmas Assistance registration is happening on Monday, November 14 to Thursday, November 17. We just ask people to book with Janessa at our number here at (403)-823-2215 and she'll get you in line for Christmas Assistance registration," stated Captain Shane Hillier.
"We've changed it this year from years past. We're doing just one week rather than doing it every Wednesday for about three of four weeks, so we've changed it to just one week this year," Hillier added. "(It) just makes us more prepared for the big day, which is distribution day. We're able to find out more information on the needs of kids with toys and those things. It just helps us with preparation."
To register for the Christmas Assistance Hamper, make sure you bring the proper identification for yourself and your family.
"They'll need photo ID for all adults in the family and some form of identification if they have children in their family. The ID could be drivers license, Health Care card, basically any government issued identification. (They also need) proof of residency and also proof of income and expenses," outlined Hillier. "When they call Janessa, we will let them know what they need for their appointments."
So, what do the Christmas Hampers include?
"The food hampers include turkey and some fresh produce for the traditional turkey dinner people would normally have on Christmas Day. It also includes toy hampers for children ages 0 to kids in grade 12. As long as we know what they are looking for and what they need we can help get some toys under the tree Christmas morning," expressed Hillier.