A small Christmas miracle for the Brantford Food Bank. After uncertainty and at the 11th hour, they have now secured a distribution location for their 2019 Christmas Baskets Program.
Rompsen Investment Corporation came through for the organization, with the help of Ed Doucet at ReMax, and the Brantford Economic Development department. Rompsen has donated the much needed space for the 2019 season at 11 Spalding Drive.
The popular Christmas Baskets program helps ensure every child in need has a toy on Christmas day and families have a holiday meal.
At the time they began taking registration for the program on November 25th, the food bank was still in desperate need of a suitable location to provide the service. They were in need of space between five and eight thousand square feet with a loading dock, hydro, heat, washrooms, and preferably located on a bus route.
Food and donations can be dropped off at the Spalding Drive location starting this Wednesday. Delivery day for food hampers is December 20th.
Food Bank Executive Director, Heather Vanner, says this time of year is extremely important for people needing food bank services. They serve over 1000 households a month, and 1700 households from Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations relied on the Christmas Baskets program last year.