MONCTON, N.B. – The Food Depot Alimentaire’s Christmas Food Box campaign is asking for the public’s help as the date of the box deliveries draws closer.

The campaign will fill and deliver 1,850 boxes to area families in need.

Alimentaire President Dale Hicks says the food boxes will be ready to be delivered Thursday, December 20 at noon at the Moncton Coliseum.

Hicks says they currently have half of the donations they need to fill the boxes.

There is enough food in a box to feed a family for five days over the holidays, and includes a turkey from the Sue Stultz turkey drive.

It costs $75 dollars to fill a box.

The MetroTones will perform at the Wesleyan Church on Saturday night, with all proceeds from the $10 tickets going to the campaign.

Cash donations can be made at Omista Credit Union branches on Mountain Road and Cornhill Street, or at Advanced Savings on Weldon Street, along with directly at the Food Depot.

Donations can also be made online at Food.depot.ca.