Our Christmas Hamper Program is designed to assist families facing food insecurity during the holiday season. At this time of year, those who can give generously to those who are struggling to make ends meet. The Program also facilitates our donors and sponsors in directing their generosity to those most vulnerable. This program is available to everyone no matter your religion.
In order to qualify for a Christmas Hamper, you must book an appointment with us. We will require personal information such as July, August and September bank statements, income and basic expenses (which includes government/income supports, rent, mortgage, utilities, childcare, medical), proof of residence, proof of family members and birthdates (Alberta Health Care, Drivers License, Birth Certificate, Passport, Immigration papers). THIS INFORMATION WILL BE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL BETWEEN YOU AND OUR VOLUNTEER unless you agree to share the information with other service providers.
At this appointment we will also be asking questions with respect to diversity and inclusion. You will be asked food specific questions on your food preferences to give us an understanding on which foods are inappropriate for religious, cultural or ethnic reasons as well as give us an understanding on which foods are staples for religious, cultural or ethnic reasons. YOUR NAME WILL NOT BE USED AND YOU WILL NOT BE IDENTIFIED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
We will also be asking questions on Housing and Service needs. We have agreed to assist the Alberta Rural Development Network with addressing housing issues in the Chestermere area. These questions are designed to give a better understanding of the needs of residents and the services required to improve and enhance community well-being. Again, YOUR NAME WILL NOT BE USED AND YOU WILL NOT BE IDENTIFIED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
WE CANNOT GUARANTEE CHRISTMAS HAMPERS FOR APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER DECEMBER 5.
Christmas Hampers will be distributed on Thursday, December 17 between 11 am and 6 pm. We will notify you of your appointment time at a later date.
To apply for a Christmas Hamper, please fill out the following form: