SVDP Christmas Hampers 2023

Only one week left to sponsor a Christmas food hamper

Every year, as part of our social outreach, the Society of St Vincent de Paul at St Bernadette’s parish undertakes a Christmas project. Traditionally this has been gifts for the children of our Walmer outreach families, but sadly, the ever increasing poverty of the last few years means that basics such as oil and jam have become luxuries many can no longer afford. Last year, we made the difficult decision to prioritise groceries over gifts, a move which was positively received by both our donors and our recipients. This year,  we once again ask you to help us make their Christmas a little more special, by sponsoring a food parcel for one of our 100 Walmer families. These extra groceries and Christmas treats will be added to the regular food parcels we distribute in December. 

Please note: the last day for contributions is Friday 24 November.

How, exactly?

Donate all, or just some, of the items on the grocery list below 

OR sponsor a hamper for R200 and we’ll do the rest.

There are three easy options:

1) Deliver groceries to the church office or foyer

2) Make a direct deposit to the SVDP bank account

3) Make a cash donation to the parish office.

SVDP Bank Details

St Vincent de Paul Society, FNB Walmer , Branch Code: 211417, Account Number: 54591740675, Swift: FIRNZAJJ. Please use the reference: ‘Name + CHRISTMAS’ and send the notification of payment to:

Grocery List

1kg rice

200g packet of biscuits

450g tin of jam

powdered cooldrink sachets

2.5kg cake flour

700ml tomato sauce (plastic bottle)

750ml cooking oil 

1kg washing powder

powdered cooldrink sachets

For any queries, or to discuss corporate sponsorship, please email: