Ripley and District Christmas Hamper Program

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Record #: GBA2157
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2023
Last Full Update: 16 Nov 2022


Description (Service) Serves low income individuals and families living in Ripley and surrounding area, who need assistance at Christmas.

Each recipient receives a grocery gift card for the recipient to purchase food items for Christmas, as well as gift cards for clothing and toys for children under the age of 18 who reside in the family home and for small gifts for adults. As in the previous two years, only gift cards will be given (no toys, food or clothing items).

Families may be referred by schools, community service agencies or churches.

This program is fully funded by the donations of individuals, service groups, churches and businesses and welcomes donations of cash or gift cards.

The Ripley and District Hamper Committee is comprised of a group of volunteers from service clubs, churches, schools and interested community volunteers and is administered through the Ripley Lions.

Service Details

Public Comments Additional Contact: John Kelly, 519-955-9884,
Hours Registrations must be received by Nov 24, 2022, and deliveries will occur on Nov 29, 2022.
Recipient must be at home to receive the hamper or contact John at 519-955-9884 to make alternate arrangements.
Areas Served Huron-Kinloss ; West half of the municipality including Ripley
Boundaries Saratoga Road/Boundary (excluding Kincardine), south to Hwy 86 (excluding Lucknow), east to Hwy 1 including Kinlough
Eligibility Low income

Residency Requirements: Saratoga Road/Boundary (excluding Kincardine), south to Hwy 86 (excluding Lucknow), east to Hwy 1 including Kinlough
Application For questions about donations or the Hamper program, please contact John Kelly at 519-955-9884.

Applicants are referred through schools, community service agencies and churches. To refer, contact Elaine at 519-395-0239 or LuAnne at 519-385-5823.

Applications are also available at the food bank Anglican Church of the Messiah (415 Russell St E, Kincardine, ON, N2Z 2A9).

To make a donation, cheques may be made out to Ripley and District Lions. Mailing address for cheques is Ripley Lions Hampers, 119 Hemlock Street, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 2X3. E-transfers may be sent to
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Huron-Kinloss
Address & Map
Huron-Kinloss, ON
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Physical Access Not Applicable

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-955-9884
Primary Contact Elaine Walden; Phone: 519-395-0239
Alternate Contact LuAnne Dudman; Phone: 519-385-5823
Volunteer Coordinator John Kelly; Phone: 519-955-9884; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Ripley and District Lion's Club; Box 149 
Ripley, ON 
Canada N0G 2R0

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