For the last 17 years, Brenda Der has been organizing her B’s Diner Annual Christmas Party for the Less Fortunate. For many of those years, our very own YEGfoodie has also been a part in the magic of making this all happen!
“Come and celebrate with us at B’s 17th Annual Christmas Party for our less fortunate friends.
Because of the generosity of the community, we feed hundreds of people and then provide delivered meals to seniors, veterans and families in need.
We can do it again!!!
The event will be free of charge. But those that can donate can at the event. Please do not drop off new clothing or food donations at the party. We will be providing an all you can eat full course turkey and ham dinner with all the fixings, desserts and beverages. There will be live musicians providing us with entertainment.”
Everyone deserves to celebrate the holidays and share in the spirit of things. Everyone also deserves a good and hot meal. If you ever had the chance to dine at B’s Diner, you will know that they are getting top notch and delicious food with Brenda at the helm. And for a lot of families, seniors and financially struggling people, this event has become tradition. After 17 years of knowing that they get a good hot meal and then a hamper to take home afterwards, there are a lot of people that have come to rely on this event to help get them through their struggles.
And you can help too! Many volunteers are needed to make this a possibility and then of course, you also have the necessary donations to provide the food, beverages and necessities to feed everyone as well!
A current list of donations needed include:
Food donations for the event:
- Frozen peas carrots corn
- Salad mix
- Salad dressings
- Cranberry sauce
- Desserts homemade/store bought
Donations for hampers:
- Stovetop Stuffing Mix
- Instant rice
- Instant mash potatoes
- Turkey gravy mix
- Cranberry sauce
- Pancake Mix
- Pancake Syrup
- Aluminum roasting pans.
Other necessities and donations needed:
- Winter gear for men women and children.
- NEW clothes and toiletries
- T-shirts (large for men, medium for women)
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- Toilet paper
- Feminine hygiene products
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Body Wash
- NEW toys for the children!
“We are also asking for CASH DONATIONS IF you haven’t already purchased the products you planned to donate. This will allow us to purchase products at wholesale prices and the money will go much further. I have been able to help multiple families through out the year. Thanks to all of you!!!
E-Transfers are the most convenient. The email for transfers is: email@example.com. Please send the password in a separate email.”
If you would like to volunteer for the dinner, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Rebecca Reid at: firstname.lastname@example.org