Madison County Food Bank director Bobbie Rooker has a special Christmas wish list this year.
“I’d love to be able to put personal hygiene items in each bag we give out,” she said. “After all, it’s hard to look for a job when you can’t wash your hair or clothing.”
She says clients are often thrilled to find a bottle of shampoo, a toothbrush and toothpaste, soap and other items in their bag, items that most people take for granted.
Even hotel and trial samples of products are good to use.
The Madison County Christmas Program for kids is in full swing this year, with bags of toys given out to families who signed up for assistance on Dec. 19.
Madison County Food Bank director Bobbie Rooker and Ryan Melton, who serves on the Madison Co. Christmas Program board, look over a stack of paperwork representing those families who have not been sponsored for Christmas this year. Rooker said the number of those needing assistance all year long continues to grow. Margie Richards/staff
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