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Salvation Army asks for volunteers to help serve up Christmas dinners

Charity looking for help with preparing, packaging, serving and delivering meals

The kettle campaign is underway and the Salvation Army is also working on planning Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

The Salvation Army is asking for volunteers to help with preparing, packaging, serving and delivering dinners in the days leading up to Christmas.

A press release from Volunteer Nanaimo noted that the Salvation Army is asking for help for people to help with food preparation and packaging from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 2-6 p.m. Dec. 21-22, serving from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 2-6 p.m. Dec. 23 and prep, packaging and delivering on Dec. 24.

For the prep, packaging and serving shifts, the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers who “are team players, are comfortable around food and food safety practices and are able to take direction are required,” the release noted.

For the Dec. 24 deliveries, volunteers are asked to pick up and deliver the meals to seniors who are in isolation. Delivery volunteers will be screened and must have a clear criminal record and must also have a driver’s licence and a vehicle.

“Due to COVID there will be no visiting this year; meals will be dropped at the door,” the release noted.

For more information, about volunteering to help with the Salvation Army’s Christmas dinners, contact Porsha at 250-714-1142 or e-mail

For information about other volunteer opportunities, contact Volunteer Nanaimo at 250-758-7121 or

READ ALSO: Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign carrying on in Nanaimo under COVID-19 conditions

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