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The Covid-19 pandemic presented many new challenges to the Program. Much was learned during the 2021 season which will be applied to the current one. Additional costs associated with keeping clients, visitors, volunteers and staff safe during the registration and distribution process will continue. While the local community came through with generous donations, the Program’s fund-raising activities have been curtailed and may still not be possible for the balance of 2022. Furthermore, there was a decrease in the number of families sponsored by individuals and businesses.
The cost of food and housing is also higher than pre-pandemic levels so the need for additional assistance at Christmas time remains high.