Each year, in our local community, there are parents who find it difficult to provide a Christmas celebration for their children. There are individuals who feel desperate and alone during a time when others are surrounded by loved ones. We believe that every person should feel special and cared-for during this wonderful time of year.
Last year we were able to provide toys to almost 2,000 children who may have otherwise gone without on Christmas morning. In total, over 1,700 families received a Christmas Basket last year. Financial support is always crucial during the holidays so that we can continue to provide, not only toys and food, but hope and smiles to our neighbours through the Christmas Baskets program.
All funds raised in our community stay in our community.
The Christmas Baskets program relies on the generosity of our community to keep us running. For over 65 years, Christmas Baskets has maintained its goal to ensure no child goes without a toy at Christmas and no family without Christmas dinner. Even in the midst of this year’s pandemic, we want to be sure this happens. We can always use your help.
Christmas Baskets registration opens at the beginning of November and ends at the end of November and will be handed out throughout the month of December. This year we will be running the program out of 1100 Clarence St S.
How Can I Help?
- Host a food drive
- Start an Angel Tree program at your work place
- Host a fundraising event
- Make a monetary and or gift card donation
COVID 19 UPDATE
With the ongoing pandemic we have had to make some changes to our Christmas Basket program for the 2020 year; in order to keep our clients, volunteers and staff safe. Unfortunately this year we will not be accepting toys. There is no safe way this year to sort and or disinfect all the wonderful toys that normally would come in and our first priority is making sure everyone stays healthy and safe. We thank you for understanding.
Items We Need Most
- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables
- Cranberry sauce
- Boxed stuffing mix
- Bottled or canned Juice
- Gift cards
- Monetary donations
In support of the Christmas Baskets Program, local schools partake in the Fill-A-Bus Campaign each year. Students bring in non-perishable food items to help their school “Fill-A-Bus”. All donations are distributed to families in need through the Christmas Baskets Program.
To register your school call 519-751-0000 or 519-751-4357
I Need Help This Christmas
Registration for the 2021 Christmas Baskets program is not yet open. Dates will be posted on October.
Registration must be completed in person Monday through Friday, from 9am – 4pm at the Food Bank located at 102 – 1100 Clarence St., Brantford, ON.
To register, you must provide proof of income, proof of address, and valid identification for every member of your household. For a list of acceptable forms of identification, please click here.
Our volunteers will help you complete your registration form, and an appointment date will be set up to come and pick up your Christmas food hamper.
For More Information
For more information about the Christmas Baskets Program please call 519-751-4357
Donate Online Now
Click the link below to donate to the Christmas Baskets Program through Canada Helps now.