Coalmont – married couple Nate and Stephanie Esau – perform during the Shop and Talk Market on Saturday in Abbotsford. The event raises funds for the Abbotsford Community Services’ Food Bank.

Coalmont – married couple Nate and Stephanie Esau – perform during the Shop and Talk Market on Saturday in Abbotsford. The event raises funds for the Abbotsford Community Services’ Food Bank.

Shop and Talk Market raises funds for food bank

Event on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Abbotsford features vendors, entertainment and more

An event taking place in Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 8 has set a goal to raise $2,000 for the Abbotsford Community Services’ Food Bank.

The Shop and Talk Market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Highstreet Shopping Centre (3122 Mt. Lehman Rd.) in the space across from Marshalls on the top floor.

The event features more than 25 vendors, with kids’ activities – including a reading corner and face painting – and entertainment by Greg Neufeld and Coalmont (Nate and Stephanie Esau).

The market has been organized by Codi Lynn, local blogger of Creative Wife and Joyful Worker, who has a passion for connecting with local business owners and giving back to the community.

Her goal is to raise $2,000 for the food bank.

The first 25 guests in line will be gifted some items donated by local businesses.

Raffle tickets will also be sold toward donated prizes, with the funds going to the food bank.

Contact Codi Lynn at shopandtalkmarket@gmail.com or on Instagram (@shopandtalkmarket) for more information.