As the holiday season approaches, YVR and Quest Food Exchange are partnering up to encourage the community to get into the giving spirit. The 6th annual Holiday Hamper Drive will run from December 1st-December 14th, where we will collect completed hampers filled with the necessary ingredients to complete a holiday meal.
Quest Food Exchange works to reduce hunger in local communities by providing affordable and sustainable food options in not for profit grocery markets to those who face food security challenges in BC. As Quest’s official transportation sponsor, YVR helps with the collection and distribution of surplus food and goods, to help deliver these resources where they’re needed most.
For every hamper filled, Vancouver Airport Authority will donate a turkey to complete the meal, and Quest will donate fresh fruits and vegetables. Join the greater YVR community in helping to make the holidays a whole lot happier for families in our local community, and help us in reaching our goal of 600 hampers donated.
Completed hampers will be collected at the annual wrap up event on December 14th from 3:00-6:00 PM at International Departures Level 3 at the Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe. This celebration will feature delicious treats, a festive photo booth, and the chance to win prizes for those who participated.
If you are interested in participating, please email [email protected] to get a hamper mailed to you.
If you would like to get started on shopping early, here is the list of items required to complete each hamper: ·
- 2 Cans of Soup
- 2 Cans of Vegetables
- 1 Can of Cranberry Sauce
- 2 Packets of Instant Gravy
- 2 Boxes of Stuffing
- 2 Boxes of Instant Mashed Potatoes
- 2 Boxes of Crackers
- 1 Box of Cookies
- 1 Box of Granola Bars