The Prince Rupert Salvation Army experienced slight increases in the number of people receiving assistance this holiday season.
Capt. Gary Sheils of the Prince Rupert Salvation Army said 819 families utilized the Christmas Hamper program in December, which is about 2,700 people. This was a slight increase from 2013, when 809 families used the annual holiday charity campaign.
There was also a small rise in the number of people using the food bank, however Sheils did not have exact numbers at press time.