Holiday Hamper push begins

Once again this holiday season, the Nelson Food Cupboard Society is raising funds to create 170 healthy food hampers

Once again this holiday season, the Nelson Food Cupboard Society is raising funds to create 170 healthy food hampers for local families and individuals who do not have the resources to purchase their own holiday foods.

“The hampers we offer provide enough healthy food for people to prepare a nice holiday feast, as well as meals and treats for the rest of the week,” said Marya Skrypiczajko, Nelson Food Cupboard Society Coordinator.

“The holiday season is an expensive time for families trying to buy gifts and warm clothes for their children thus helping them out with food hampers is essential. As well, the dark days of December can be a depressing time for many people, therefore an important time to be well nourished and to feel cared for.”

Last year, due to generous community donations the Nelson Food Cupboard managed to deliver 170 hampers and fed more than 450 people. This year, the hope is that the community will once again make this project a financial priority and help bring the holiday spirit into the homes of those who would otherwise go without.

If you would like to contribute, send donations to the Nelson Food Cupboard at 602 Silica Street, Nelson, V1L 4N1 or visit Paypal through their website, foodcupboard.org. Charity receipts will be issued.

You can also get together with a group of friends or family members to create a hamper. For guidelines and drop off times, contact Marya at foodcupboard@shawbiz.ca or 354-1633.

The Nelson Food Cupboard is located in the basement of the Nelson United Church at 602 Silica Street.