What is Christmas Hope?

Christmas Hope is Prison Fellowship’s annual project to provide hampers and toys for families at a time of year when those impacted by crime can feel alone, forgotten and under extra financial pressure.


Last year, with the help of faithful volunteers, we distributed 564 food hampers and 720 toy parcels, making a huge difference for many of these families. Items are donated by churches, community groups and individuals just like you!


Each food hamper is worth more than £52 and is made up of various items listed below. Toys are all new and for children aged 0-16.


We are committed to bringing hope and to send a Christmas card to each prisoner in Northern Ireland. All new family contacts will be offered ongoing support by PF family workers in the New Year. Will you help us demonstrate God’s love in a very practical way this year?


Donate to Christmas Hope today!

Christmas Hope parcel

How can I help?

PFNI wants to thank all of our supporters and volunteers for helping make Christmas Hope such a success in 2023. We will update this page later in the year to share how you can help this Christmas but in the meantime, please consider becoming our prayer partner.

“PBNI make the ask to our staff to help those less fortunate than themselves at Christmas.”

Amanda Stewart – PBNI Chief Executive

How to Deliver Christmas Hope Items to PFNI

Online Delivery

If you order online you can deliver directly to our warehouse. Please use the following delivery details:

Delivery Name: Christmas Hope
44 Rickamore Road Upper Templepatrick, Ballyclare, County Antrim, BT39 0JE

Drop Off

Need to drop off a gift to us?

1. Contact us to arrange a date/time. It’s important we know who you are!
2. Near Belfast? 39 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1FY
3. Near Templepatrick? 44 Rickamore Road Upper Templepatrick, Ballyclare, County Antrim, BT39 0JE

Pick Up

Need a PFNI volunteer to pick up an item from you? Please contact us to arrange a pick-up slot. Note: If possible, please arrange delivery to us.


You can drop off your gifts at your local church if they are affiliated with PFNI. Please contact us if you have any queries.

Christmas Hamper Food Items

Each hamper is crammed full of the following food items. You should be able to purchase them at your local supermarket or online. Note, that we can only accept the items below that are undamaged and dated 2024 or later. Please contact us for more information on how to send these items to us.

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Please note that we cannot accept

  • Food items not listed above
  • Damaged packaging or cans
  • Food dated earlier than 2024
  • Christmas Pudding or Mince Pies

Toy & Gift Items

Bring joy into a child and young person’s life this Christmas by buying them a gift. The cost is approximately £20 and you can purchase them from large toy shops, some supermarkets and online on e.g. Amazon. Note, that we can only accept new gift items and nothing related to the police or emergency services. Please contact us for more information on how to send these items to us.

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Former Director General of the NI Prison Service

Thanks from our Chief Executive