It's so fun to ice skate indoors, where you don't have to worry about the weather and the elements. The Heritage is featuring a free family skate where there will be military service members to answer questions and talk about their service. There is also an opportunity to help the food shelves of the area.
This is the time of year that people tend to forget to help the food shelves out. When Christmas rolls around, people remember to drop off a box or two, but Halloween, families need your help, and Subway Restaurants in the Northland will be doing their part.
Even though the need is constant throughout the year, it seems like attention is often focused on food shelves and food banks during the fall and winter season. This is often when those agencies see the greatest spike in use.
CHUM invites you to help out food shelf programs by "Scouting For Food" this Saturday. The SHARE Food Drive takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at area grocery stores. It's a great way to help out people in your community that need it. Scouts will hand shoppers a list of items most needed by food shelves then you can purchase them and leave them with a volunteer on your way out of th
Food Shelves are at an all time low, they need your help. To call attention to the need in the community and to provide some fun for kids and families. In order to fill the food shelves people are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate for area food shelves.
More and more people in the Northland are finding that their check isn't going as far as it used to, and are having to lean on food shelves. Based on third quarter statistics, CHUM’s Emergency Food Shelf has seen an increase of 327 families seeking emergency food as compared to the same time period in 2012. During that same time CHUM has had a 48% decrease in cash donations to the Food Shelf.
It's getting to that time of the season when people forget about food shelves and this is the time of year there is the most need. It starts to get colder and there are many families on the line of deciding between food or heat or healthcare.