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Newark Neighbours short on participants for porch pickup
Newark Neighbours director Cindy Grant says she needs more supplies and volunteers to help fill this year's Easter hampers. FILE

Cindy Grant and volunteers have been busy putting together 130 Easter hampers for clients of Newark Neighbours to be distributed on March 28. 

Porch pickups will be held on Saturday, March 23 and the organization is short on supplies needed to fill the hampers.

“Shelves are extremely bare. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them this bare, so we are really in need of everything,” Grant told The Lake Report. 

For Saturday’s porch pickup, only 26 addresses have registered to help so far, compared to the usual 100 to 120 participants. 

“I’m crossing my fingers that they start to flood in this week,” Grant said. 

Items required for the hampers include stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, canned gravy or gravy mix, cranberry or apple juice, canned pineapple, applesauce or canned fruits, canned corn, canned green beans, canned peas, snack crackers and cookies.

General items are always required including nonperishables and things such as household items, toiletries and condiments. 

To be included in the porch pickup on March 23, call Cindy Grant at 905-468-7498 or email NewarkNeighbours1@gmail.com

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