Christmas Hampers delivered right on time for the holidays

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Santa hitches up his pants as he prepares to load up another sleigh … er …  delivery truck with goodies!!! Bags filled with frozen meats are lined up in the snow outside the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, ready to be added to the boxes as they come out of the school. 

Thanks to hundreds of willing volunteers, hundreds of grocery-filled boxes were delivered on December 17 to less fortunate families and individuals in the Quebec City area. After days of collecting, sorting and packing, the boxes were loaded up in volunteer drivers' cars, vans and, as you can see by the photos, even in Canada Post and UPS trucks, free of charge! The weather was perfect and didn't slow down any of the deliveries. 

A wrap-up article will be published in the January 25 edition of the QCT, but for now, we just want you to see the joy on these people's faces as they reach out and help others at this special time of year. 

Thank you to everyone who generously donated money, canned goods and/or have given of their time and energy to the 21st annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign!  We have not quite reached our fund-raising goal of $30,000 to purchase the fresh produce that was added to each hamper, so if you haven't already made a donation, please visit or mail a cheque to Community Christmas Hamper Campaign, c/o Jeffery Hale Community Partners, 1270, chemin Sainte-Foy, Bureau 2000, Québec (Québec) G1S 2M4

Ho-ho-hoping your Christmas is merry and bright!!