The Foodbank SA Christmas Hamper Packing Program is almost over for another year having commenced in the Edwardstown warehouse in mid-October. This year we have had 22 Corporate Groups participating with 264 of their staff volunteering at our Edwardstown Warehouse for the 4 hourly sessions. Corporate Groups use this opportunity as a team building activity whilst providing much needed support to Foodbank. We were pleased to again see a waiting list of organisations wanting to participate in the Christmas Hamper packing program.
Teams of 12 packed approximately 400 Christmas Hampers in each session. Around 10,000 Christmas hampers that were packed will be distributed via Welfare Agencies to families who are struggling to make ends meet this Christmas. Many of these will go to Regional Areas. For some families this may be the only present they get this Christmas.
Organisations, groups and individuals can support our Christmas Hamper Packing program by donating funds towards this program. All money raised goes towards the purchase of food for the hampers. Alternatively, for $46 you can purchase a hamper and we can allocate to a Welfare Agency or if preferred you can nominate one for the hamper to go to.*Terms & conditions apply.
In addition to the Christmas Hampers, we pack Everyday Hampers throughout the year and Corporate Groups again can participate from February 2019 onwards.
If you know of a Corporate Group who would like to volunteer or support Foodbank in some way. You can learn about volunteering opportunities or register to be a Foodbank volunteer on line here: https://www.foodbanksa.org.au/want-to-help/volunteer/