Posted by Peter Roaf on Dec 22, 2018
A turkey, root vegetables, canned goods, macaroni and cheese, cranberries, cookies, candy canes and bread are the contents of at least two boxes, sometimes three, that made up hampers delivered to over 550 lower income families and seniors throughout Delta on December 23 to make Christmas a little brighter.
1,500 boxes of food were prepared as
Christmas hampers at the warehouse
of Paridon Horticultural Ltd. and
distributed from there on December 22
Ulf Ottho and Arthur Birk were among those
volunteering to distribute some of the
hundreds of Christmas hampers

Jim Burnett's truck carried hampers
for 20 families
(l to r) Mel Baly, Tyler Bernabe and
Jim Burnett

Mike Storey and son-in-law Lloyd BernabeMike Storey and grandson Tyler 

Members of a local rugby club were among those who volunteered for distribution
Lloyd Bernabe helps with loading the truck with hampers for delivery in sequence
by area of Delta

Each family received at least two boxes of
food for Christmas
A turkey and various other foods, some in
cans, were in the hamper boxes
Delivering to a home in North DeltaDeliveries often to rented basement suites of single family homes 
Delivery included various apartments in a
low income rental building
Prepariing to deliver to apartments in North Delta 
Apartment building decorated for Christmas  
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 hampers over the past two weeks and more.
Almost 300 vehicles were involved in the hamper distribution to homes and apartments on December 22 from the warehouse space contributed by Paridon Horticultural Ltd. north of the East Delta Community Hall on Highway 10.
The Christmas hampers project is a true, community project, with all the bread coming from Monte Cristo Bakery, potatoes and root vegetables from five local farms, Kraft Dinner from Kings Links and canned goods and other contributions from schools and food stores which have collected them throughout Delta in recent weeks.
Aside from the three Delta Rotary clubs and Deltassist, there were other organizations which contributed to the project, such as TOOBs, Ladner Legion and Ladies Auxiliary, Lions clubs of Scottsdale, Boundary Bay-Tsawwassen and North Delta Lions, Crescent Downs co-op housing social committee, CUPE 1091, and Kinsmen Club of Ladner/Tsawwassen.