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Saturday, September 19, 2020


Every year during the month of December, a sense of hope and joy abruptly and fearlessly blossoms and before we know it, Christmas is upon us. Suddenly, an energetic spirit overcomes us and a sense of camaraderie and goodwill touches all. Sadly, Christmas is not a happy time for everyone. While the streets may be filled with joy, many parents worry about how they will provide for their family and have little hope for creating happy memories for their children. You can change this by adopting a family in need this Christmas, you will bring hope and joy into the hearts of children and their families and create a holiday filled with lasting memories. Show a struggling family that you care. Adopt a family in need this year and renew faith in the kindness of strangers.

What does it take to sponsor a family?

We ask that if you would like to sponsor a family please fill out this application and return it to the Food Bank office at 2026 Quilchena Avenue, Merritt by November 15, 2019. Once you identify your interest we will match you with an appropriate sized family and pass that information back to you in order for you to begin the shopping fun as soon as possible. We ask that each sponsored family receives enough food to provide a wholesome holiday meal for all individuals as well as a gift for each member of the family. When individuals register with our program they are given an opportunity to provide an idea of their general interests, some food preferences and clothing sizes and that information will be passed on to sponsor families to make this an easy and positive experience for all. If you find you have a large group of individuals wanted to get involved we recommend adopting multiple families rather than providing and extra-large hamper to some families while others receive smaller ones.