Christmas Hamper Program draws hundreds to Western Fair
The line-up was long as the annual Salvation Army Hamper Program started Monday morning at the Western Fair's Progress Building.
Hundreds were lined up before 8:30 a.m. to pick up their Christmas hampers.
Each hamper provides low-income individuals and families with a gift card, a box of food with items needed to make a traditional Christmas dinner, and a bag of toys for children under the age of 12.
Donations are being accepted all week and the Salvation Army says they still have a large shortage of toys.
The program runs from Dec. 14-18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at the Progress Building.
In 2014 The Salvation Army provided 5,600 food hampers and 6,300 bags of toys to those in need, servicing an average of 200 families per hour.