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Over 600 families register for Salvation Army Christmas Food Basket program

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Around 650 families in Quincy have signed up to receive Christmas Food Baskets and toys this holiday season from the Salvation Army.

Friday was the last day for families to apply. Salvation Army officials say every year, the need increases as families can't afford gifts to put underneath the Christmas tree.

To make donating easier they have set up Angel Trees in several stores across town.

"The way you get toys to town is you get an angel you buy the toy you bring it to us, and that toy is selected for a child of that particular age. Then the parents get a chance to chose from those toys that you bought the angels for," Major Dan Jennings said.

If you would like to help, we kick off our annual Bucket Blitz on Monday morning. WGEM and the Salvation Army will be at the entrance of the Quincy Mall from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. taking your donations, with a goal of raising $30,000 in just four days.

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