As simple as picking out special gifts for a child who faces financial difficulty at home or delivering food to a family in need, you can make a difference to someone this season.

The Family and Senior Sharing Program provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals, families, businesses and groups to provide personalized holiday food and gifts to low income families or seniors. You select the size of the family or senior household you wish to donate to. You are welcome to adopt more than one family or senior household to spread the holiday spirit.

Key dates for 2019 FSSP:

  • Application Deadline – Wednesday, December 4
  • Last Day to Contact Assigned Family / Senior – Monday, December 9
  • Last Day for Delivery – Wednesday, December 17

If you have participated in Family and Senior Sharing before (2014 – 2018), please click here to tell us your preference for this year

As a Family Sponsor, we match you with a family or families. You contact them to find out specific needs and/or gift wishes and to arrange a delivery time. Afterwards, you may deliver the food, grocery store gift cards, and gifts. Gifts are presented to children 17 and younger, and may be optionally presented to older household members.

As a Senior Sponsor, we match you with a senior or senior couple to provide food or grocery store gift cards, and a gift. Once you have contacted the senior(s) to learn their needs, deliver the items and share the spirit of the holidays together.

Shopping Guidelines

The following levels of support are recommended to ensure that all of our client families and seniors receive a comparable level of assistance.

Food purchases: $30 to $40 per person

Gift purchases: $60 to $80 per child (17 and under) and $35 to $40 per senior.

Optional extras, such as gifts for parents, grandparents or older teens: $20 per person

If you are new to the Family and Senior Sharing Program and would like to participate this year, please complete this one time application form to get the process started.