Twenty-third annual Township & CUPE employees Christmas food drive


Neighbours helping neighbours

The Township and CUPE staff are collecting food in support of Esquimalt
Neighbourhood House.

This is the twenty-third year for the food drive. Donations exceed 2,000 lbs of food annually, all of which goes to families and individuals in need.

Non-perishable food donations are being accepted from November 24 to December 21 at the Township of Esquimalt Public Works Yard, Archie Browning Sports Centre, Esquimalt Recreation Centre and Esquimalt Municipal Hall during business hours.

Donations can also be left out for pick-up. On normal garbage pickup days, residents can place non-perishable food items in bags labelled “food drive.” A separate vehicle will pick up the donation.

Pick-up schedule

South side: Dec 5-9
North side: Dec 12-16

Wish list

Popular foods

peanut butter

canned fruit


canned veggies

pasta, uncooked

boxed mac & cheese

pasta sauce

instant noodles

tomato sauce

breakfast cereal (box style)

hearty canned soups, stews, chili

oatmeal (instant and bagged)

canned soups (i.e., tomato, mushroom, etc.)

canned salmon, tuna, ham, turkey (the canned hams are always appreciated in the christmas hampers as well)

soda crackers


Foods for kids

apple saucegranola bars
rice cakeslunchbox snacks

Special treats for Christmas baskets

hot chocolate

pancake mix and syrup


baking items (e.g., flour, sugar, icing sugar, sweetened condensed milk, etc.)


candy canes

“fancy” crackers (e.g., Triscuit, Ritz, etc.)

sugar-free treats

nuts & dried fruit

pancake mix and syrup


baking items (e.g., flour, sugar, icing sugar, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, etc.)


candy canes

almond milk

sugar-free treats

gluten-free items

coconut milk (canned)

About Esquimalt Neighbourhood House

ENH is a non-profit that provides support services to children, youth, adults, families and seniors. They are located at 511 Constance Avenue in Esquimalt.

A range of services are offered on and off-site. Services include early years and family resource programs with a focus on children’s learning and development; pre and post-natal services; mental health and supportive counselling for adults; youth and family support; as well as help for seniors to remain living independently in their home. Learn more.