Since 1984, the Christmas Basket Campaign of the Centre de bénévolat et Moisson Laval calls on citizens’ generosity to help families in need.
What are the Christmas baskets?
Each basket contains the equivalent of a complete grocery for one week: 19 non-perishable items, 20 perishable items, such as milk, fruits, vegetables and bread. We need 60,000 kg of food just to fill the Christmas baskets, which represents the equivalent of almost 60 elephants.
The Christmas Basket Campaign feeds more than 2,300 Laval famillies. More than 47,000 families have been helped since the beginning of the campaign.
The health constraints related to Covid-19 forced us to review the concept of our 37th Christmas basket’s campaign. The logistics had to be completely reviewed and adapted to the sanitary measures imposed by Public Health. Traditionally taking place over a single day, the delivery and pick-up of Christmas baskets directly to the CBML warehouse will be carried out over a period of 3 days, from December 19 to 21, 2021.