Shoppers at the Walmart Supercentre in Williams Lake were treated to carol singing from the Community Choir and Cariboo Men’s Choir, as the Salvation Army launched their annual Kettle Campaign Saturday afternoon.
Captain Ben Lippers says it was a great opportunity to get into the festive as well as giving spirit.
“Every year we see a slight increase and this year it’s no exception,” he said.
“We’ve seen about a 2,000 increase in our feeding program and we’ve seen a 500 increase in our hamper program, so as you can see it’s not going down or going away.”
Lippers says they served 27,000 meals last year and distributed 5,700 hampers.
The Salvation Army Kettle has 6 locations in Williams Lake this year, including Walmart, Canadian Tire, Save On, Safeway, Wholesale Club, and the BC Liquor Store.
The Kettle Campaign runs until Christmas Eve.