Food is the “Perfect Gift” for many

Healthy Harvest Food Bank will participate in Perfect Gift Night December 16 in Kilmarnock, an evening of extended shopping hours among several retailers.

From 5-7 p.m., the food bank truck will be parked in front of Rivah Antiques and Accessories, 43 South Main Street, for folks to drop off food items and/or make monetary donations.

“We are honored to be included in this community event,” said vice president and development director Cindy Balderson. “Inflation and the rising cost of food is affecting a family’s ability to put food on the table. We have seen a 50% increase in need throughout the region and a decrease in food donations.

“It is a critical time for the food bank as we work to meet the increase in demand with limited resources,” said Balderson.

Numerous businesses will be open until 7 p.m. for the community to shop local this holiday season. There is sure to be something for everyone….

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