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Ber­nice Hearn, left, Mary McCarthy and Grant Koehler sort through do­na­tions to the St. Vincent De Paul So­ci­ety food bank in Har­bour Grace. Koehler, the group’s pres­i­dent, ex­pects its 16 vol­un­teers will pre­pare close to 130 ham­pers this Christ­mas. Those ham­pers will in­clude a Christ­mas turkey, veg­gies, fruit, eggs and bread, among other items. He said the need for help in some fam­i­lies will not dis­ap­pear in the new year, as many will en­ter Jan­uary with lit­tle money left to spend on food fol­low­ing the Christ­mas sea­son. Hearn is the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s vice-pres­i­dent, while McCarthy has vol­un­teered with the lo­cal food bank for over 20 years.

Photo by An­drew Robin­son/The Com­pass

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