The recently concluded Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund provided assistance for many local families who have fallen on tough times.
In its last report, HOPE in Lancaster had received $8,700 in donations, which goes toward food for Lancaster County families in need.
The nonprofit organization manages the drive, which has just wrapped up its 53rd year.
HOPE staff decided to extend the donation period this time until mid-January. In years past, it concluded at the end of December.