B.C.’s minister of social development and poverty reduction got a visit from advocates Monday morning who say they want to see policy changes rather than so-called Band-Aid solutions in the province’s efforts to address poverty.

A group from the Poverty Free Action Team, an initiative with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, delivered a gift box to MLA Shane Simpson’s office in Vancouver Monday complete with items aimed to represent what they’re calling for.

“Around this time of year, Canadians are encouraged to donate to support people living in poverty,” said Viveca Ellis, interim community organizer at the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, in a news release.

“The best gift that would truly keep on giving is sustainable support in the form of comprehensive policy change and significantly increased investments through TogetherBC that will improve people’s lives year-round and help lift them out of poverty.”