Thou­sands of cans for needy

Central Leader - - News -

Thou­sands of do­na­tions to the Sal­va­tion Army’s Cans Film Fes­ti­val will make Christ­mas a lit­tle eas­ier for un­der­priv­i­leged fam­i­lies this year.

A to­tal of 20,530 cans were do­nated through­out the coun­try in ex- change for a movie ticket dur­ing the an­nual ap­peal. That num­ber was match by Wat­ties, bring­ing the grand to­tal to just over 41,000 cans.

The cans will help out at least 10,000 fam­i­lies over Christ­mas.

Ma­jor Robert Ross says peo­ple were gen­er­ous de­spite the eco­nomic down­turn.

He says the cans will go a long way to­wards boost­ing food­bank sup­plies around the coun­try.

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