WE ARE CURRENTLY ABOUT 100 TURKEYS SHORT FOR THE HAMPERS!!!! YIKES, WE NEED SOME HELP!!! IF YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO PURCHASE A TURKEY AND DROP IT OFF AT HAMPERVILLE (WE HAVE FREEZERS TO STORE THEM) WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT. IF YOU'RE UNABLE TO DELIVER A TURKEY, WHY NOT TURN THOSE Q-FOOD POINTS IN FOR A TURKEY VOUCHER OR YOUR THRIFTY FOODS POINTS INTO A SMILE CARD??? WE WOULD HAVE SOMEONE GLADLY COME BY AND PICK THEM UP FROM YOU.
WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED. WE HAVE 450 LARGE FAMILIES THIS YEAR (SOME UP TO 10 PEOPLE) - PLEASE HELP ANY WAY YOU CAN!!! THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US AT HAMPERVILLE.
Christmas Hampers Nanaimo is a community organization formed 10 years ago by the Loaves and Fishes Food bank and the Salvation Army of Nanaimo. We gather food and cash donations and distribute to the less fortunate in our community at Christmas time. Last year we served over 4,800 people and distributed 2,160 hampers.
We are expecting an increase in need this year as visits to food banks and meal programs across Canada continue to grow!
The people of Nanaimo and area are very generous to us! Last year we received donations of over 123,000 lbs of food and enough cash donations to purchase another $45,000.00 worth of fresh food items such as turkeys, chickens, hams, oranges, potatoes, carrots, bread, milk, cheese and eggs. We also had a substantial amount of non-perishable food left to feed people in the months following Christmas. Local food suppliers work with us to ensure we get the best value for our money. All of our funding comes from generous community efforts such as yours and are critical to our success. We are a 100% volunteer run organization. All gifts are used for food purchases. We thank you for your participation and invite you to explore our website www.hampervillenanaimo.org for more information.
Here you will see a list of the most wanted items for our hampers. This list will change from time to time as the season progresses.
We also have "Tips on hosting a Food Drive" for those organizations and businesses wishing to do more, and an “ADOPT A HAMPER” program. Check it out!
Hamperville Nanaimo is located this year at 2560 Bowen Rd (the old Madills building).
Thanks to the generosity of the Laird/Wheaton GM Group, we again have a building and utilities donated for our use.
Many other local businesses partner with us to help keep our operating costs down. We appreciate this very much.
We can be reached by phone (250) 751-9780 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For up-to-date information on our activities, visit us on Facebook at Nanaimo Hamperville. From the 18th of November until Christmas, a dedicated team of volunteers numbering close to 400 people in total will collect, sort and distribute hampers to our community. Many of these volunteers are hamper recipients. It is fun, rewarding and it needs to be done.
Thank you to all the people of Nanaimo and area. Thank you to the sports teams, church groups, service clubs, businesses, schools and the many individuals who help us in so many ways.
All the best of the season from Hamperville!! Hope to see you there!
We will be open for the 2013 season starting Monday November 25 2013.
We will be open Monday thru to Saturday 10am - 4pm for donation drop off.
Distribution dates for the food hampers are: Thursday Dec. 19th, Friday Dec. 20th and Saturday Dec. 21st 2013.
Distribution dates for the toy drive will be: Wednesday Dec. 18th and Thursday Dec. 19th 2013.
To contact us directly, email us (email@example.com) or by using the contact form on our contact page OR CLICK here.
Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank
The Salvation Army of Nanaimo