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18th November 2017

 

 

Nuneaton Foodbank

c/o 157 Windermere Avenue

Nuneaton

Warwickshire

CV11 6HN

T  07842074987

E  davidstanier1@yahoo.co.uk

W  www.nuneaton.foodbank.org.uk

18th November 2017 Update and thanks

Dear Foodbank Supporters and Donors,

Thank you very much indeed for your ongoing support over the past two weeks.

Since the last update on 4th November, we have distributed food to 172 people, (which has included 53 children). Our volunteers have ‘signposted’ the adults visiting our four centres to further help and support in order to begin to move them out of the crisis they are in.

LATEST DATA

Number of people fed since last update Total Numbers fed from 1st April 2017 Total Numbers fed since launch in 2013 Food donated since last update Food distributed since last update Difference in amount collected

172 which included 53

children

2235 which included 700 children 18001  which included 6634  children

1097.3kgs

(2414.0lbs:

21.55cwt:

1.08 tons)

1295.1kgs (2849.2lbs: 25.4cwt:

1.27 tons)

0.19 of a ton more

distributed than donated

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THE ONGOING SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY, AS WE WORK TOGETHER TO FEED PEOPLE GOING HUNGRY IN NUNEATON

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATES

We all would like to thank everyone who donates to the foodbank –  Churches – Schools – local businesses and organisations, and individual donors, who regularly donate food to help those in need locally.

We are always  very pleased to receive individual and corporate cash donations, which help us to purchase bread and spread and other items, such as baby milk, nappies etc which we add to foodparcels as needed.

HARVEST 2017 –Part Four

Harvest time is a very important period for foodbanks throughout the country, as generous gifts of non-perishable food at this time compliment our regular donations, and help support our work through to the winter and the Christmas periods.

Many local schools and churches help us at Harvest time, and at the time of writing this update we would like to acknowledge and thank Croft Junior School Nuneaton.

SO FAR THIS YEAR SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES HAVE DONATED AN AMAZING 3.69 TONS OF FOOD TO SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED IN NUNEATON AT HARVEST TIME!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFULLY GENEROUS SUPPORT

 

 

 

TESCO NATIONAL FOOD COLLECTION AT CHRISTMAS TIME ON 1st and 2nd  DECEMBER

This is taking place at the beginning of December.

In the Christmas collection in 2016, 1827.7kgs was donated to the Nuneaton and Bedworth Foodbanks which was invaluable in helping us meet the increasing need locally.

COULD YOU HELP US FOR AN HOUR PERHAPS?

 

We would really welcome some ‘ONE OFF’ help from people who aren’t volunteers on a regular basis, to support our core team of volunteers.

WE NEED HELP AT TESCO IN BEDWORTH ON FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER AND SATURDAY 2nd  DECEMBER

AT THE STORE IN BEDWORTH,

 

AND ON TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER – FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING,

AND AT THE WAREHOUSES BOTH IN BEDWORTH AND NUNEATON

 

We have attached a sheet for volunteers to fill in.

Please could you fill in the form with your name and contact details,

 

and your availability

on Friday 1st December, or Saturday 2nd December at the store in Bedworth,

 

or for loading and unloading on Tuesday 5th December.

 

PLEASE COULD YOU RETURN THE FORM TO  nfbcollections@gmail.com

 

VOLUNTEERING

In order to provide the support needed at our four centres, and our warehouse,  which working together give access to emergency food parcels for those in need, we rely on the help of volunteers. We are always grateful for the help of volunteers, and there are a number of different jobs that need to be done in order to enable the Nuneaton Foodbank to operate efficiently.

If you would like to help us by being a volunteer please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator (nfbvolunteers@gmail.com).

SHOPPING LIST

We know that people like to know what we are particularly in need of when they are thinking of donating food, and at the moment we would be really grateful for:

Fruit juice;Tinned potatoes; UHT Milk; Steamed puddings; Jam

 

ONLY 37 days!

We are collecting Christmas Seasonal Items as we are now making up food parcels as part of the work that we undertake over the Christmas period with the Salvation Army, Children’s Centres and Children’s Services in Nuneaton.

We would be very grateful for Tinned Ham; Slabs of Iced Christmas Cake; Angel Delight or similar; Jelly; Christmas Puddings; Festive biscuits

We will let you know over the coming weeks about shortages, so that we are able to make up parcels in good time for distribution before Christmas

 

 

As always, any donations at all are very warmly welcomed, but the above items are particularly needed.

 

Dave Parr, our warehouse manager, says we are still EXTREMELY WELL STOCKED with Baked Beans, Cereals, Soup and Dry Pasta.

On behalf of the Trustees of the Nuneaton Foodbank, may I thank you all again for your ongoing generous support for the work of the foodbank in Nuneaton.

Kind regards,

David

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