The Christmas season is finally upon us and we are working hard to collect and distribute healthy food to supply our local food banks and hot meal programs with the basics throughout the month of December.
Christmas is all about giving and we are so grateful to our community of supporters who contribute their time and money to help those experiencing hunger in our communities. With 13,000 people (of which nearly 5,000 are children) accessing a food bank every month in Hamilton, the need is greater than ever before and we all must work together towards a hunger free community.
We have compiled a handy list of ways that you can help Hamilton Food Share Feed The Hammer this Christmas:
- Join the $20 Food Drive: Help make 5x the difference this Christmas. Your gift of $20 will be transformed into $100 worth of groceries to help feed a family experiencing hunger. Help spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by liking and sharing our posts about the $20 Food Drive.
- Hold a Food Drive: Collect much needed non-perishable food and funds at your business, workplace, or community event. Our online registration form and toolkit make it easy to get started and we even supply the branded boxes and signage to help you raise awareness
- Support CBC Hamilton’s Sounds of the Season campaign: CBC and Hamilton Food Share have joined forces to help feed Hamiltonians this year. Every online donation of $20 or more will qualify to receive a special CBC Hamilton toque (while quantities last). You can also drop into the CBC Hamilton Station located at 118 James St. N to leave a non-perishable food or cash donation.
- Tribute Giving: Not sure what to give that friend or family member who has everything. Why not give them a gift that will also help local food banks? Our online giving platform makes it easy to send someone a special gift this Christmas. They will receive a customized e-card from you and you will receive your tax receipt immediately via email.
Please feel free to share these ideas with your family, friends, and colleagues. If you have any questions or ideas about how you may like to get involved with Hamilton Food Share this Christmas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone at (905) 664-9065. Together we can ensure that everyone may enjoy a Christmas meal. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!