Mayor Andy Adams proclaimed December to be Knights of Columbus Community Hamper Fund Month.
The Community Christmas Hamper Fund in Campbell River is organized by the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Hill Council 5468. The Knights have organized a drive to have hampers delivered in the week before Christmas to some members of the Campbell River community and surrounding area since 1972.
The hampers do not only go to the most vulnerable and marginalized but also to a large number of the “working poor,” people who are having difficulty meeting all the normal daily demands placed on families and individuals. Further there are many seniors, singles and couples for whom the reception of a Christmas Hamper is central to their ability to enjoy a Christmas celebration.
This year the Christmas hamper office is located in the Campbell River Common on Ironwood Street. It is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, to accept donations of money, non-perishable food and new toys. The phone number at the office is 250-914-3716.