The Christmas Baskets Program will continue program changes in light of the COVID 19 pandemic. Once again the program will operate exclusively from the Brantford Food Bank location at 1100
The Christmas Baskets Program will continue program changes in light of the COVID 19 pandemic. Once again the program will operate exclusively from the Brantford Food Bank location at 1100 Clarence St. S. Brantford.
Registration will open on our website on Monday, November 1 and will end Monday, Nov. 29. Access to registration can be found at https://crs-help.ca/foodbank/christmas-baskets/. People without computer access are encouraged to call us at 519.751.4357 for assistance.
We made significant changes to the Christmas Baskets program last year, says Heather Vanner, Executive Director. With the ongoing changes to COVID regulations, and with the continued threat of the virus we will operate the program in a similar fashion to last year. We continue to be committed to providing support to individuals and families during the Holiday Season.
The Christmas Basket program will be providing grocery gift cards to individuals and families again this year. Additional gift cards for the purchase of children’s gifts will also be available. There will be no prepack or delivery day. The gift cards will be distributed throughout the month of December.
The program is requesting monetary donations and donations of $25. gift cards. Gift cards from Walmart and/or Presidents Choice are encouraged. Monetary donations can be made at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/5871. Gift cards can be dropped off at the Food Bank offices at 202-1100 Clarence St., brantford.
The Christmas Baskets program will NOT be accepting donations ot toys, knitted goods, or other items this year. Food donations will be accepted by the Brantford Food Bank.
The program is looking to raise $140,000. again this year. Last year, 2,147 people in Brantford and Brant County were supported by the program. Almost 650 children up to the age of 14 received toys last year. Based on upcoming changes to government support programming for covid the program is expecting a possible increase in the number of households supported this year.
Families and individuals who need information about the program are encouraged to check our website https://crs-help.ca/foodbank/christmas-baskets/ or call 519.751.4357 for more information.
november 1 (Monday) - 29 (Monday)