Applying for a Christma hamper

Anyone in need (Winnipeg/St. Norbert) may apply for a hamper. 

All hamper applications are taken by phone at Hamper Application Call Centres.

2019 Christmas Hamper applications start TBA. See call centre phone #s below.

Christmas hampers include traditional Christmas packaged foods, an appropriate sized turkey based on the household size (individuals receive a chicken). Children 14 and under receive a gift. 

Hamper pickup starts TBA at the Christmas Cheer Board warehouse.

Hamper deliveries by volunteers drivers begin TBA hopefully finished by December 21.   As we rely on volunteer drivers, delivery date and time cannot be provided. Hamper delivery is attempted two times, on the second unsuccessful attempt an information sheet is left explaining you must come to the warehouse to pickup your hamper.

If your hamper is sponsored, the sponsor will contact you directly for delivery date/time.

Our Hamper Application Call Centres are extremely busy; please have patience when calling, thanks.

Employment Income Assistance (EIA) applicants

Please call 204-948-2022 to apply and have your EIA case number ready.

The Christmas Cheer Board has volunteers located at the EIA office taking applications by phone

EIA hamper application hours:

Monday – Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Low income, pensioners, students, new Canadian applicants


Please call 204-989-5683 to apply and have your Manitoba Health card information for all adults in the household.   

It is important that you provide current complete information for each adult and child in your household when applying for a hamper.  Personal household contact information and income and expense information is required.  All children 18 and under are recorded as well.

Christmas Cheer Board application phone lines are open when the Office/Warehouse  is open.