Christmas Angel Tree at Brown’s YIG

The Christmas Angel Tree at Brown’s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) in Stittsville went up last Friday.

This Angel Tree is a key part of the Stittsville Food Bank’s annual “Holiday Hampers Drive” which has the goal of helping 120 Stittsville families with having a holiday meal.

Shoppers can choose a decoration from the tree and then give the decoration to the cashier when checking out. The cashier will charge the shopper for the cost associated with the item listed on the decoration.

Shoppers have quite a range to choose from in the items listed on the tree decorations, all the way right up to $25 for a turkey. Items range from hot dogs to toothpaste to a case of Coke and more.

Raising support for the Stittsville Food Bank’s Holiday Hampers program through a Christmas Angel Tree hung with decorations representing different food donations for the hampers was the idea of Todd Brown of Brown’s YIG in 2004, one year after the store opened. This year’s Christmas Angel Tree is the tenth annual to be at Brown’s YIG.

The Stittsville Food Bank provides assistance to those in need in the communities of Stittsville and Ashton and the surrounding rural areas. The Stittsville Food Bank, which was founded in 1992, is run entirely by volunteers.

Source: Ottawa Community News
Article by John Curry