We regularly give supplies to our local Foodbank, usually by adding a few items to our shopping then putting them in the trolley at the collection point in the supermarket. This festive season I wanted to do something different. I decided to take part in the Foodbank Reverse Advent, and donating a box of supplies at the end of November. By donating at the end of November, or early December, it enables the Food Bank to distribute the supplies to those in need before Christmas.
A group of school Mums and I have been putting aside one item each day in November and will be taking our boxes to the local Food Bank at the end of November. Our local Cambridge City Foodbank also has a Christmas Hamper Appeal which my family and I are also donating groceries to.
The items needed for the Reverse Advent Christmas Hampers are, one each of the following, in a large carrier bag:
Chocolate Christmas Log or Christmas Cake
Children's Christmas Chocolate (Selection Box)
Fancy Sweet Biscuits
Pringles or similar
Cheesy Biscuits or similar
Tinned Tuna or Salmon
Dried Fruit (Apricots, Pineapple, etc)
Salad Cream or Mayo
Shower Gel or Shampoo
Gather all the items and then drop of them off in the carrier bag on Saturday 10th December from 10am to 2pm OR Tuesday 13th December between 9am and 4pm at:
Please do give to your local Food Bank if you can, even a few items will make a difference. There are some local festive campaigns running, do contact organisations in your are to see if you can help out and which items they are in need of.