A few local organizations are already making Christmas preparations.
The city's food banks and Salvation Army are joining forces again for the holiday season. The organizations are working to create 2,000 Christmas Hampers and about 1,500 toy bags. Because of this cooperation, Executive Director of the Lethbridge Food Bank, Mandy DeCecco-Kolebaba, says they can offer identical services, which limits confusing for those in need. The Interfaith Food Bank is also involved in the program. The Salvation Army is making a special suggestion for teen gifts this year, since it's often difficult to find gifts for that age group. Executive Director, Deb Bakker, says a $30 gift card to one of the major stores in the city would be a great choice. Registration for food hampers and toy bundles start November 1st.