As we approach the season, Merstham Cricket Club is continuing
its support of local foodbanks with its latest monthly collection,
on Saturday April 10th, with drop off from 12-2pm.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to put extra pressure on
families. 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 we are calling for your donations once again. While any
packeted or tinned item would be appreciated, below is a list of
items that are particularly urgently needed at St Matthew's:
Priority list: Tinned spaghetti (e.g. spaghetti hoops), tinned
vegetarian meals, tinned meat meals, tinned chicken soup, long life
milk, cereals (not porridge please), mash (packet), noodles
(packet), instant coffee, laundry tablets (not liquid), washing up
Getting low: Instant rice (microwaveable), Cream Crackers, Hot
chocolate, squash, Chocolate spread, Ketchup, Sweetcorn, handwash,
Shampoo, toothbrushes (no brushes), toilet rolls, soap.
So if you can help, just bring your items to us between 12-2pm
on April 10th. 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
Foodbanks cannot accept perishable, out of date
food, medicines or anything containing alcohol.
We thank you, as ever, for your continued