The Times-Herald/Salvation Army Stocking Fund numbers are up a little bit compared to where they normally are at this time of year.
While the numbers are slightly higher, there is still a long way to go. The Times-Herald is hoping to raise $22,000 this year.
The fund is used to help the Salvation Army fill Christmas hampers and administer community programs year-round. The hampers are used to help families in need and struggling to make ends meet. Hampers include ingredients for a Christmas dinner such as a turkey, potatoes, carrots, celery, corn and cranberries. Also included are some liquids such as hot chocolate, buns and candy.
For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.