Jeff Goerz, Abby Sauchuk and Peter Sinclair, of Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank, display items for the Hamperville Christmas program. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

Volunteers, food items sought for Hamperville campaign

Food for Hamperville Nanaimo 2017 can be donated at numerous locations

Organizers seek volunteers and food donations for Nanaimo Christmas hampers as the annual campaign is underway.

A partnership between Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank and the Salvation Army Nanaimo, the Hamperville Christmas Program sees food items collected for Christmas hampers that go to the less fortunate during the holiday season.

According to Peter Sinclair, Loaves and Fishes executive director, the program is coming together nicely. There are numerous ways to drop off food donations: at any community food drive, donation bins at grocery stores and at the Loaves and Fishes warehouse at 210 Fry St., Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

There are items that are needed more than others, Sinclair said.

“The main items, in terms of food, that we’re looking for are canned proteins, so meats – it can either be chicken or fish – then we’re looking for canned beans, fruits and vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce and peanut butter,” Sinclair said.

People looking to donate cash can do so at the Fry Street warehouse.

Sinclair said he could also use people to help out with the program as well.

“We absolutely need volunteers. There’s over 1,700 volunteer shifts that need to be filled,” said Sinclair. “People can sign up for shifts online. They can just go to [www.nanaimoloavesandfishes.org] and there’s a link there and follow through and get signed up.”

For more information, including how to register as a client, go to www.hampervillenanaimo.org.



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