Donations to last year's Cloverdale Christmas Hamper program are arranged on the assembly line at Pacific Community Church.

Food drives to boost Cloverdale Christmas hamper appeal

A program that helps more than 300 less fortunate families and individuals is the focus of two upcoming food drives.

Get your donations ready: The Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program and partners are holding two upcoming food drives in aid of this year’s appeal. The first is Friday, Nov. 28 at Cloverdale Crossing Shopping Centre (176 St. and 64 Avenue) from 1-7 p.m., and the second is Friday, Dec. 5 at Hillcrest Village Shopping Centre (18710 Fraser Highway) from 1-7 p.m.

The program assists more than 300 families and individuals in Cloverdale and area each holiday season, and donations are urgently needed.

Donation suggestions include non perishable food items such as canned vegetables and fruit, soup, crackers, snacks, canned meat or fish, condiments, pasta, and rice. Also grocery and food gift cards; toiletries and personal care items; new gloves, socks and scarves; new, unwrapped children’s toys and gifts (for ages newborn to 12 years); along with mall or store gift cards for youths aged 13 to 17.

Cash donations are also needed. For more information, please call 604-574-4001 ext 107, or email cloverdalechristmashampers@gmail.com.

The food drives are presented by Save-On-Foods, Cloverdale Port Kells RCMP Surrey detachment, Pacific Community Church, Hillcrest Village and the City of Surrey.

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