FALL RIVER: The community turned out in droves with volunteers from Elmsdale all the way to Windsor Junction and points in between for the Lions Christmas Express food packing night on Dec. 20.

With close to 70 volunteers at the Windsor Junction Community Centre, once organizer Stephanie Dube finished giving instructions on what to do and where some items are to ensure the volunteers knew, it took just 35 minutes for the boxes to be filled.

PHOTOS: Great turnout at food box night

Kaylee Schimpf packs a canned food item into her box at food packing night. (Healey photo)

One by one as each box was filled, it was taken to where Shawn Dube; Rob MacCormick; Barry Dalrymple; Lion and local MLA Bill Horne; Wayne MacRae and others were to put a tag made by young students on it and tape up the boxes.

The boxes would then be lifted and stacked in a row by Station 45 Fall River volunteer firefighters who were on hand.

These two girls were among the estimated 70 volunteers from the Wellington to Windsor Junction community that came out to Lions Xmas Express food packing night on Dec. 20 at the WJCC. (Healey photo)

The boxes are filled with food goodies that will be given to those less fortunate on a list that organizers receive for those in the community.

They are set to be handed out to recipients by volunteers, either through pickup or delivery, on Dec. 22 along with Christmas turkey and more.

There was only smiling faces all around as people in attendance understood what they were doing, and doing what is the Christmas spirit–giving back.

Organizers wished to thank all those who attended, the business/community for the support either with food or monetary.

“Without your support, it’s not possible,” said Dube.