Food bank joins forces with Christmas Hamper Committee

Collaborative effort will ensure efficient distribution of donated items and allow for more operating hours at the Cawston Food Bank


The Cawston / Keremeos Food Bank, Valley First Credit Union’s Feed the Valley and the Similkameen Christmas Hamper Committee have joined forces for the holiday season.

Due to the overwhelming success of food donations and generosity of our community, we are collaborating to benefit the needy in our valley.

The Similkameen Christmas Hamper Committee will be handling the assembly and distribution of a pre-assembled Christmas Dinner Hamper.

Applications for the Christmas Hamper will be held at the Keremeos Info Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 26, 28 and 30.

The Valley First Credit Union is still asking for food donations to be dropped off at the credit union to help them win the Feed the Valley contest. Most businesses and groups that have previously collected food donations for the Christmas Hamper will continue to do so and have the product delivered. All extra food donations collected that are not used in the Christmas hamper will be given to the Cawston / Keremeos Food Bank for distribution.

The food bank will be open twice during the holiday season to accomodate the increased need anticipated during this time, on December 13 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Clients of the food bank and recipients of a Christmas hamper will be permitted one food hamper from the food bank during Christmas season and should only come on one of the open days.

If you would like to donate a monetary gift to the food bank you can do so at the Valley First Credit Union or mail a cheque directly to the food bank at 2334 Newton Road, Cawston, B.C. V0X  1C1.

If you have any questions or would like to help during this busy time of year, please contact Ingrid at 250-499-2100.

The Similkameen Hamper Committee, Valley First Credit Union and the Cawston / Keremeos Food Bank would like to thank the community for all their generosity and support to help the less fortunate in need during the holiday season, and look forward to your continued support.