Posted on Dec 21, 2019
The Christmas celebrations of more than 500 lower income families and seniors throughout Delta were made a little brighter on December 21 when they received food hampers, each with a turkey, root vegetables, canned goods, macaroni and cheese, cranberries, cookies, candy canes and bread. Rotary Club of Ladner representatives joined Deltassist and many other service organizations in the annual Christmas hamper food distribution.
1500 boxes of food prepared and distributed from
Paridon Horticultural Ltd. warehouse in East Delta
Mike Storey's van partially loaded with boxes of food
Among the many Deltassist volunteers for the project
are those who help load vehicles
Mike Storey's grandson, Tyler Bernabe, left, and
son-in-law, Lloyd Bernabe, carry food boxes to a needy
Delta family
Rotary Club of Ladner contributes $1,000 towards this 30-year-old Christmas hamper tradition, organized by Deltassist. Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta Rotarians were among the hundreds who volunteered to pick up, pack and deliver the food from generous donors in the community.
The 1,500 boxes of food were prepared as Christmas hampers at the warehouse of Paridon Horticultural Ltd., north of the East Delta Community Hall on Highway 10, and distributed from there on December 21, at least two boxes to needy families in apartments of multiple storey buildings or those in the basements of single family homes.