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The Covid-19 pandemic presents new challenges to the Program. Much was learned during the 2020 season which will be applied to the current one. Additional costs associated with keeping clients, visitors, volunteers and staff safe during the registration process and distribution of gift cards will continue. While the local community came through with generous donations, the Program’s fund-raising activities were curtailed. Furthermore, there was a decrease in the number of families sponsored by individuals and businesses while the number of registered families increased. The cost of food and housing is higher than pre-pandemic levels so the need for additional assistance at Christmas time remains high.