Minden Food Bank Christmas Hamper Program, Christmas Boutique & Toy Drive

Christmas Hampers – Application and Pick-up

The Minden Food Bank Annual Christmas Hamper Program application begins on Nov 30th. Apply for a hamper by calling the Food Bank at 705-286-6400 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on the following dates:

  • Nov 30th to Dec 4th
  • Dec 7th to Dec 11th

Hampers can be picked up on Monday Dec 21st between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM at the Minden Community Centre.

NEW for this year: Hamper pick up will be a Drive-Thru format. When you arrive at the Minden Community Centre, a volunteer will direct you to a parking space. Please have the I.D for everyone listed on your application ready.

A volunteer will bring your Christmas Hamper and toys outside and place them on a designated table beside your vehicle. Please remain in your vehicle until all products have been placed on the table. Once completed, you may get out and pack your items into your vehicle (NOTE: if you require assistance to lift, please bring someone to help you).

In order to ensure COVID GUIDELINES are being followed, volunteers will not be allowed to load items into vehicles and community members will not be allowed to enter the building. We ask that everyone respect these guidelines and wait in their vehicles in the line-up. Please note that there will be no used/new clothing available on hamper pick up day.

Minden Food Bank Christmas Boutique

The Minden Food Bank has opened a Christmas Boutique at 24 Newcastle Street. The Boutique is open Monday and Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. You can look for coats, boots, winter clothes, hats, mitts, bedding, used toys and knickknacks, as well as skates and other great stuff! The Boutique will be available up until December 20th.

Christmas Toy Drop Drive Thru

Support our community this holiday season by donating non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped children’s toys to the Minden Food Bank Christmas Hamper Program.

Donations can be dropped off at the Minden Hills Community Centre (upper parking lot) on Sat Dec 5th between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM.

This is a drive thru drop off. Please place items on tables set up outside the Community Centre doors. Volunteers will watch for and collect the items for the hampers. Tables will be sanitized between drop offs.

Items in need this year include toys for all ages and gift cards for teenagers.


For more information please contact the Foodbank at 705-286-6838