Can you help local families in need by popping a few extra items
in your shopping this week and supporting our monthly foodbank
collection on Saturday 13th February?
Our January collection was our most popular yet. This seems no
surprise when the Covid-19 pandemic has put extra pressure on
people. Did you know there are more than 2,000 foodbanks now
operating in the UK, (according
to the Trussell Trust)?
Our club's efforts have really been appreciated by St Matthew's
Church and Loveworks, the two foodbanks locally that we have
supported since last summer.
And now they need your donations once again. While any packeted
or tinned item would be appreciated, below is a list of items that
are particularly urgently needed.
So if you can help, just bring your items to us between 12-2pm
on 13th February. For Covid secure reasons, just put them in your
car boot and let our volunteers take them out without you getting
out of the car. Simply drive into Quality Street, follow the signs,
open the boot (or tell a volunteer how) and thereby leave your
items with us. We're planning another drop off on Saturday March
Items particularly needed:
tinned vegetarian meals
tins of meat casserole (ideally 2/3 tins of same thing for large
tinned cold meat (including hot dog sausages)
tinned chicken soup
tinned carrots and peas
long life milk
cereals (but not porridge)
strong supermarket bags or "bags for life"
jars of coffee, particularly small ones
tinned spaghetti (including hoops)
instant rice (microwavable)
Foodbanks cannot accept perishable, out of date
food, medicines or anything containing alcohol.
We thank you, as ever, for your continued