Thanks to the Christmas Hamper committee of the Community Resource Society—as well as generous donors and willing volunteers—135 families in Spences Bridge, Bonaparte, Clinton, Cache Creek, Ashcroft, the Ashcroft Indian Band, and Walhachin received hampers full of food, including frozen turkeys and all the trimmings for a Christmas dinner.
There were thousands of pounds of food, including fresh produce and bread, sorted into boxes supplied by Highland Valley Teck. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints also sent some 100 ration boxes filled with items such as oatmeal, applesauce, raisins, and peanut butter. The items were distributed amongst the hampers and the boxes were used to accommodate the overflow.
Volunteers spent three days sorting items and packing the hampers, and on Saturday, December 16 they were distributed. Some people elected to come to the Ashcroft Community Hall to pick up their hampers, while volunteer drivers took dozens of hampers to those who could not make it to Ashcroft and to those in other communities.