If you live in Kitchener or Waterloo…

Food Hamper Delivery

If you are receiving a food hamper from the House of Friendship the hamper will be delivered to your home between December 11th and 19th.  We are very sorry, but Christmas food hampers cannot be picked up.

Turkey Pickup

When you apply for a turkey in November you will receive a voucher. Turkey pickups will occur between December 13th and 20th at the pickup sites listed below.  YOU MUST bring your voucher to pick up a turkey. Vouchers WILL NOT be available at the pickup sites. If you lose your voucher, contact the Emergency Food Hamper Program at 519-742-8327 before December 8th.

Turkey pickup locations:

Waterloo City Hall, 100 Regina Street South.

335 Gage Avenue, Kitchener

Gift Pickup

If you are eligible to receive gifts you will schedule an appointment to pick up your gift(s). Gift pickup will be by appointment only.  When you are getting ready to apply make sure you have a day planner or calendar available so you can record your appointment. You will not be able to reschedule if you miss your gift pickup appointment. 

Gift pickups will occur at the Salvation Army gift distribution center at 259 Gage Avenue, Kitchener.

If you are receiving food hampers from a church or other local Christmas Bureau Sponsor you will be contacted in advance.  Some churches and Bureau partners also provide gifts.  When you apply you will be given a choice of who will provide your Christmas food or gifts.  If you have not been contacted by the sponsor by December 8th, please contact the Emergency Food Hamper Program by December 11th.

If you have questions about delivery and pickup please check out our Frequently Asked Questions

If you live in Cambridge…

As there are several organizations that provide hampers in Cambridge, hamper items will vary.

If you are receiving your Christmas Hamper from the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank, they will be available for pickup between December 18th and 21st. When you apply you will be given specific day and three hour time window to pick up your hamper.

Cambridge Firefighters’ food hamper distribution will occur on December 16th between 8:30 and 11 a.m. at Preston Heights auditorium.

If you live in Wilmot-Wellesley…

Hampers will be ready for pick-up on Thursday, December 14th.

If you live in Woolwich…

Hampers will be ready for pick-up on Thursday, December 14th.