Update: Donation collection period has been extended through January.
This holiday season, the City is supporting donation collection for the Don’t Go Hungry Food Program. Every Saturday, this food hamper program serves 1,300 people in New Westminster and south Burnaby who can’t access weekday food programs due to work hours. Many of those accessing the program are new arrivals to Canada, and two-thirds are families, including over 400 children.
Donation bins will be available at Anvil Centre, City Hall, Century House, Queensborough Community Centre, and Massey Theatre until the end of January 2023. The following items are in high demand:
- Personal care products: e.g. toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, feminine hygiene products, shaving cream and razors, toilet paper, diapers (especially size 5 and 6), deodorant, and soap
- Dish soap and laundry soap
- Canned proteins: e.g. nut butters, canned meat (tuna, salmon, etc.), beans, and chili
- Children's snacks: e.g. applesauce, fruit cups, fruit gummies/bars, snack-size crackers or cookies, and granola bars