The Nicola Valley Food Bank is a registered not for profit charitable organization in Merritt that strives to meet the highest national standards of professional performance to provide quality food security services to low income members of the community.
The Holiday Season is approaching us quickly, so with that in mind, we are reaching out to our local businesses and organizations in hopes of increasing our Christmas Hamper sponsorships. It is not always a happy, blessed season for all but we are determined, with your help, to make a difference to a family or senior, to ease the struggle and pressures at this time of year.
In 2018, with the help of volunteers, approximately 250 hampers for single clients, 100 hampers for families with 2-3 people and about 50 family hampers were put together to be handed out the week before Christmas. With the financial hardships that have affected our community, the need has only grown.
We have two options this year for sponsoring a family.
The first choice is for your organization to sponsor a family by purchasing the food items for a Christmas breakfast, Christmas Dinner, snacks and hygiene products, along with a gift for each family member.
The second choice is a monetary donation that will be used to purchase a hamper with the food items already chosen for Christmas breakfast, dinner, snacks and hygiene. The costs of the hampers range from $15-$40, depending on the type of hamper you choose to sponsor.