Christmas Programs

Brantford & Brant County

Community and Family Services serves the needs of individuals and families in the Brantford community in a variety of ways, including overseeing Christmas events. This includes our Christmas Kettle Drive, donation letter distribution, participation in the Brantford Santa Claus Parade, as well as holiday food baskets and toys for local families in need.

Christmas Assistance


The Christmas Hamper and Toy Program offers a gift of food (gift cards for Presidents Choice) for people in need at Christmas. The Gift Card allows individuals and families the choice of what foods they would like for their Christmas Dinner.

Individuals with children 9 years and under will receive a new toy. Children who are 10 to 13 years will receive a gift card. Registration is held in November and part of December. Gift Cards, produce and toys are distributed a week before Christmas.

2019 Christmas Events


Giant Tiger Toy & Food Drive
     - November 30, 2019 from 10am-2pm
     - Please bring a new unwrapped toy and/or non-perishable food items
     - 82 King George Road, Brantford

Food Donation Drive @ Multi-Vendor & Craft Market Expo
     - November 30, 2019 from 10am-2pm
     - We will be asking for food donations, selling $5.00 prepacked bags from Sobeys
     - Christmas Kettle will also be on site
     - Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris

Food Donation Drive @ Brantford Santa Claus Parade
     - November 30, 2019 from 6pm-8pm
     - We will be asking for non-perishable food donations during the Parade
     - More details TBA
     - Downtown Brantford

"Stuff a Bus" Food Donation Drive @ Freshco
     - December 7, 2019 from 10am-2pm
     - We will be asking for non-perishable food donations, trying to stuff a bus!
     - Christmas Kettle will also be on site
     - Freshco, 50 Market Street South, Brantford

Contact Will Ratelband for more information at (519) 752-7814 or William_Ratelband@can.salvationarmy.org.

For 2019 Christmas Hamper Registration, Distribution, and Volunteer Opportunities, see posters below: