YVR collects food hamper donations for Quest Food Exchange

For many, the holidays are time for feasting, but for some in the community, enjoying a special holiday meal is out of the question.

Hoping to support families in need this holiday season, Vancouver International Airport has teamed up with Vancouver-based Quest Food Exchange to collect hampers on Thursday, Dec. 6. Last year, the airport collected a record-breaking 1,057 hampers.

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Anyone can fill up a hamper with ingredients for a holiday meal and bring it to The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe at the airport until 3 p.m. After Dec. 6, hampers can also be dropped off at Quest Food Exchange at 2020 Dundas St. in Vancouver.

Each hamper should have:

  • 2 cans of soup
  • 2 cans of vegetables
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce
  • 1 box of crackers
  • 1 box of chocolates
  • 2 cans of fruit
  • 2 packets of gravy
  • 2 boxes of instant mashed potatoes
  • 2 boxes of stuffing

For donated hamper will be topped off with a turkey donated by the airport.

Contact community_relations@yvr.ca for details on how to get a hamper bag.  

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