2020 Christmas Hamper Program
What's it all about?
The Christmas Hamper Program is an outreach program that has been run by St. Paul’s On-the-Hill for 25+ years. We work with the St. Paul’s On-the-Hill Community Food Bank to support their clients with donations of extra food and gifts at Christmas time. Sponsors for the program, include individuals, families, friends, schools, organizations, and corporations. For years they have given generously to our community through the Christmas Hamper Program.
With Covid-19 upon us, the needs of families in our community, and the demand on the Food Bank, have grown substantially. However health and safety protocols require we make changes to this year's Christmas Hamper Program and we really need your help. This year we plan to support about 180 families through gifts of gift cards. These can be delivered safely to the clients and then used by the clients to purchase necessities and gifts at Walmart and Loblaws stores. Our focus at the 2020 Christmas Hamper program is to continue supporting the needs of our community this year as much as possible.
Brief overview job description for the Food Hampers
Starting in September a meeting with the Foodbank to determine number of families, dates for collection etc.
September/ October sponsors are contacted and recruited.
November the search for donors continues. Shopping begins for items and or gift certificates.
December all shopping is finalized. Final donations received and hampers or gift certificates are distributed to families etc.
December/January thank you notes are sent out. Statements are finalized and balanced.