If you are a current client who needs a Christmas Hamper, our sign-up deadline was November 28. There are no exceptions. Delivery/pickup is December 13 and 14; details are here. We are still open for regular monthly food hampers until December 12. That will be our last day open for regular hampers, until we reopen Monday January 6.
DONATIONS: Please note our Christmas Hamper 2019 donation request has changed from prior years. Details follow, plus these same details are available in a one-page flyer linked below.
This year the Campus Food Bank expects to give out at least 200 Christmas hampers and we are seeking your assistance in filling them. All donations are greatly appreciated, no amount is too small to give. If your family or department would like to donate to this drive, we would be grateful for your support.
Please contact Anne Sinnott (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 30, 2019 if you are interested in donating to our hamper drive. Registration with us is very important, so that we can plan our collection details. We will be receiving hamper donations on December 4 and will be able to inform signed-up donors in early December of the pickup/drop-off details. Our hampers go out late in the week following receipt of your donations, so being ready for us on December 4 is most helpful. Thank you in advance for your support!
Please note that we are not collecting food for hampers this year, only funds. We are hoping for donations in any amount, so that we can fund $150 per requested hamper.
Due to operational needs, the room we long used for Christmas hamper preparation is no longer available. Given the large number of hampers we prepare, a very large space is needed for a period of a few weeks, and no alternate site was available. Therefore we are going to give out hampers that will consist of a turkey, chicken or ham, a vegetable bag, and a grocery card.
Our goal in prior years was to give out a hamper whose combined value of bought and donated foods was $150. That amount per hamper is our goal again this year. In the last few years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of hampers given, and we have not received enough funds and food to give everyone $150 value hampers. We have stretched out funds from those who did give $150, so that they were in fact supporting one and a part hamper. In this way, the $150 donations were used up at Christmas as planned. If the funds we receive this year do not total $150 per hamper, we will again pro-rate amounts so that everyone gets the same value hamper.
Tax receipts will be issued for cash donations if donor names are specified. Receipts will be sent to the department so home addresses are not needed.
If donations are in excess of the amount needed for this year’s Christmas Hampers, the funds collected will be used to stock shelves for regular operations in 2020.
Note: Please do not donate perishable items as part of the Christmas hamper drive. Due to the work involved in preparing the hampers, it is difficult for us to sort and appropriately store these items in advance. Thank you for your cooperation and generosity!
Don't forget to let us know you are donating! Please contact Anne Sinnott (email@example.com) by November 30, 2019 so she can arrange collection of your donation.