CHRISTMAS trees have barely been packed away, but the Redland Community Centre is encouraging people to start thinking about the 2019 festive season.
The centre’s new Happy Hamper Christmas Club allows people to pay for a 2019 Christmas hamper in small regular installments between February and November.
Redland Community Centre special projects worker Kate Taylor said the project was borne from feedback from previous Christmas hamper customers.
“(In 2018) we provided Christmas food hampers to over 400 families and were canvassing those families for their opinion of the Happy Hamper Christmas Club during that service,” Ms Taylor said.
“So many families on low incomes do it tough at Christmas time as it often falls in line with insurance, registration (and) utility bills.
“By allowing small amounts to be directly debited from their accounts each week, fortnight or month, over the course of the year, they will have their Christmas lunches paid for and the food delivered to their door in time for Christmas without the added financial burden that often comes at that time of year.”
Ms Taylor said the hampers contained everything a household would need for Christmas catering.
“The hampers include enough food to make a nice Christmas lunch including ham, sweets, drinks, Christmas puddings, roasting vegetables (and) gravy,” Ms Taylor said.
The centre offers budget, economy and deluxe hampers for $3.30, $6.60 and $12.10 per week respectively.
Applications are open until February 1.
For terms and conditions and to order visit redlandcommunitycentre.
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