Christmas Programs 2020

This Christmas season Interfaith Food Bank is partnering with the Lethbridge Food Bank, Salvation Army, Lethbridge Family Services Angel Tree and My City Care Shop of Wonders to ensure that every family in our community that requests assistance for Christmas gets the help they need. By working together, we can maximize resources and limit duplication of services. Resources we receive at Christmas time will also help in planning our activities in the year to come.   For more information on Christmas Hope please visit the website http://christmashope.ca/

 

Here are some ways you can help!

Christmas Hampers  

We are collecting supplies for our regular monthly food allotments and supplies necessary for Christmas Meals, which include turkey/ham and all the fixings, Christmas treats and breakfast and lunch options. You can contribute by donating the supplies necessary for building these hampers, or by offering a cash donation to purchase the necessary items – $150 will cover supplies for a medium family, $200 will take care of a large family. For a list of most wanted hamper items click here:

Gnome for the Holidays Program:

Come Gnome for the Holidays! Select a Gnome from our tree to support individuals or families in need. Purchase gifts for household members and a grocery gift card to cover perishable items added to the hamper provided by the food bank. Gnomes include couples, families with children, and single adults and seniors – who often get missed during the Christmas season. Connect with our office for more program details. For those who do not have time to shop – you can donate financially, and we will take care of everything. Individual $125, Family of 2 $200, Family of 3-4 $375, Family of 5-6 $525 (includes gifts and grocery gift card). For more info on Gnome for Holidays click here

Follow the Star Program:

Make a pledge to “follow” a single parent and his/her child(ren) through the colder winter months. This parent will be provided with a larger hamper, as he/she applies, during January, February and March, in addition to receiving a plentiful Christmas Hamper and gifts for the children in December.

One cheque covers the family for 4 months!

Follow a single parent with one or two children – $350 Follow a single parent with three or four children – $450 Follow a single parent with five or more children – $550

The Gift of Giving:

Do you have someone hard to buy for? Give the gift of giving by donating to Interfaith Food Bank in the name of a friend or family member. We will enclose an acknowledgement of your gift in an attractive Christmas letter for you to mail or hand deliver, and your gift is giving to a family who will benefit from your generosity.

Under the Tree Toy & Gift Program:

Put a tree up in your office, church, school or business and encourage others to bring food, toys, goodies, or stocking stuffers for children under 17 years of age. No room for a tree? We will provide you with a decorative bin to collect items on behalf of Interfaith Food Bank, and will even pick it up when it is full.

Please do not wrap gifts, and we would like to have bins returned between December 1-4th. Encourage others to be a “Secret Santa” for families in need.

 

CHRISTMAS HAMPER WISHLIST

 

Turkey / Ham / Chicken

Canned Vegetables

Cranberry Sauce

Stuffing Mix

Canned Meat/Fish

Peanut Butter/Jam

Cereal

Dry Pasta

Pasta Sauce

Baby Food

Canned Soup/mix

Canned Fruit

Pork & Beans

Macaroni & Cheese

Instant Noodles / Ichiban

Chili / Canned Goods

Pasta

Cake/Pancake/Pudding Mix

Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate

Chocolates/Candies Candy Canes

Juice

Meat Vouchers

Gift Cards

Toys for children 17 & Under

 

Our Christmas Newsletter is here!