The Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg expects to provide away 17,000 meal vouchers over the vacations – Winnipeg

While COVID-19 has drastically changed the way the Christmas Cheer Board works this year, the nonprofit is not allowing the pandemic to slow down its annual push to spread Christmas cheer to families in need.

Instead of handing out baskets full of food and gifts this Christmas season, the Cheer Board will be sending out meal vouchers.

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“Under normal conditions, we would have a traffic flow of around 6,000 to 8,000 in our warehouse doing most of the work, but under these COVID rules that is just not practical, that is not possible,” he told CJOB 680 on Monday.

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“So we had to find an innovative and workable solution, and I think we succeeded.”

#winnipeg #givingtuesdayca Black Friday, Cyber ​​Monday and now it’s time to share with Winnipeggers in need. Please donate to pay for the meal vouchers we are sending out this season …. we are busy preparing vouchers.https: //

– ChristmasCheerBoard (@ChristmasCheerB) December 1, 2020

Meal vouchers range from US $ 30 for an individual to US $ 100 for families of six or more and are redeemable at Safeway, Sobeys, IGA and FreshCo locations.

Madsen says the coupons can be used anytime, not just during the holidays.

“It’s not as good as a basket, I can assure you, but it’s still a great help,” said Madsen of this year’s switch to vouchers.

#winnipeg Did you know that our Feed-a-Family funding program is open for registration?
You are brought up with a family and you build the basket and arrange contactless roadside delivery! A great way to give back to our community.…/sponsor-a-hamper

– ChristmasCheerBoard (@ChristmasCheerB) November 25, 2020

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“I hope it helps people a little.”

And while the pandemic has disrupted bigger efforts this year, Madsen says the organization-sponsored Feed-A-Family suitcase program will continue.

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The program allows families or groups of Winnipeggians to register to put together a basket and hand it over to a family under the guidance of the cheer board.

The Feed-a-Family program takes registrations through Sunday, and Winnipeggers can volunteer to help through the Christmas Cheer Board website or to donate to the charity’s meal vouchers.

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