Every year U-Lock Mini Storage in Nanaimo is a drop off point for non perishable food items and cash donations for Hamperville Nanaimo. Please stop by our office with any donations you may have.
A little bit of information about Hamperville Nanaimo
Christmas Hampers Nanaimo is a community organization formed 9 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 5,000 people and distributed some 2,300 hampers. This year we are expecting an equal number needed due to the sluggish economy. Visits to food banks and meal programs all across Canada have increased again this year!
The people of Nanaimo and area are very generous to us! Last year we received donations of over 57,000 kg 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 them 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 for more information.
Click here to see a list of the most wanted items for our hampers. This list will change from time to time during the season as we go. We also have “Tips on hosting a Food Drive” for those organizations and businesses wishing to do more. We also have an “ADOPT A HAMPER” program as well. 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 to help others.
Hamperville can be reached by phone at (250) 751-9780 or by e-mail at email@example.com From the 19th of November until Christmas, a dedicated team of volunteers numbering about 300 people in total will collect, sort and distribute hampers to our community. Many of these volunteers also are hamper recipients. It is fun, rewarding and it needs to be done. Many local businesses partner up with us to help keep our operating costs down. We appreciate this very much!!