YVR and Quest Food Exchange collected food hamper donations

The holiday season is a time for giving and feasting, but for some, a holiday meal is far from their priority.

Vancouver International Airport teamed-up with Vancouver-based Quest Food Exchange for their ninth annual holiday hamper drive on Thursday, Dec. 5. This year, a total of 1,289 hampers were collected, breaking last year’s record of 1,288.

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The hampers, containing meal essentials and festive favouries, are provided for families in need in the Lower Mainland.

For each hamper that was filled, YVR donated a turkey while Quest provided seasonal vegetables.

The hamper drive started in 2011 with over 5,000 hampers having been donated to local families.

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