Christmas Hamper Program

Registration will open November 1, 2021

This year, individuals/families accessing our Christmas Hamper Program will receive a food hamper and gift card to help them enjoy a traditional Christmas Dinner.

 

We also provide a bag of gifts for children between the ages of 0-12.

 

In order to ensure we can help everyone who comes to us for support this Christmas, please do not register with The Salvation Army if you will be receiving toys or food from another organization in London.

  • Advance online registration is required (open November 1 – December 4) 
    • Various organizations have partnered with us to help individuals who are unable to complete the online registration by themselves (particularly if they are already involved with their program).  If you need assistance filling out this application please call us at 519-661-1359 and we will help you or direct you to someone who can assist you.
  • You can expect a call from one of our team members within 3 business days of your application submission to confirm the details of your application and to book your pick-up time.   
  • There will be 3 pick-up locations in London:
    • The Salvation Army London Citadel – 555 Springbank Drive
    • The Salvation Army Westminster Park Community Church– 1190 Southdale Road E. 
    • The Salvation Army Hillcrest Community Church – 310 Vesta Road (Huron/Highbury)
    • PLEASE DO NOT CALL DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS – ALL PHONE CALLS MUST BE MADE TO 519-661-1359.
  • When you come to your pick-up appointment,  you MUST have all of these items with you: 
      • Valid/Government Issued ID for all household members
      • Verification of address
      • Confirmation of type of household income (in some situations amount of income may need to be verified)
  • Appointments will take place inside the church, however, you may be required to wait outside until it is your time to be served.  Although we are not expecting long line-ups due to the appointment system, you should dress according to the weather.
  • Masks must be worn while in line and in the building picking up their items.  Physical distancing must also be observed.  In order to help us comply with COVID-19 restrictions, only one person per household will be able to go into the building to get their hamper.
  • Non-registered individuals cannot be served.  Anyone who shows up at a distribution site without pre-registration/appointment will be given the information to complete the application online and asked to complete the registration, book their appointment and return at the appointed time.
  • If someone who has pre-registered shows up at the wrong appointment time they will be asked to return at the appointed time.  If they missed their appointment they will be given another appointment time and asked to return.  In this situation we may not be able to serve them at their preferred pick-up location.
  • If you have to change your appointment time please call 519-661-1359.  Please note that if you have to change your appointment you may not be able to get an appointment at your desired time or pick-up location.  
  • Our program is intended to be used by households who fall under the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) as per the chart below.