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Latest update – 7th July

8th July 2018

7th July 2018 Update and thanks

Dear Foodbank Supporters and Donors,

Since the last update, which was three weeks ago on 16th June, we have distributed food to 209 people, (which has included 64 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 2018 Total Numbers fed since launch in 2013 Food donated since last update (including TESCO collection) Food distributed since last update Difference in amount collected

209 which included 64

children

918 which included 286 children 21047 which included 7771 children

2745.7kgs

(6040.5lbs:

53.93cwt:

2.69 tons)

1966.4kgs (4326.0lbs: 38.62cwt:

1.93 tons)

0.76 tons more

Donated than distributed

As you can see, over these 3 weeks, we have continued to feed nearly 70 people every week, and have distributed very nearly TWO TONS of food!

If you are aware of friends or relatives that might wish to support the work of the foodbank in helping families in need in the local Nuneaton community, and who want to know where they can make food donations, the following places kindly have collection points:-

ASDA; SAINSBURYS; ATTLEBOROUGH CO-OP; BULKINGTON CO-OP; YORKSHIRE BANK; NUNEATON TOWN HALL; CAFFE NERO; NUFFIELD HEALTH GYM and many local churches.

THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING  THE

TESCO  FOOD COLLECTION

On Friday 29th June, and Saturday 30th June.

 

 

I am sure that you will be delighted to know that the total amount of food kindly donated over the two days was 1808.16kgs which is 1.78 tons

 

We are really so very grateful to all the generous shoppers who kindly donated food for those in need in Nuneaton and Bedworth, and to all the volunteers without whose help and support this collection could not have taken place.

We have shared the donated food with Bedworth Foodbank, and they have received 602.72kgs of food, and we have received 1205.44kgs of food.

 WE ARE INDEBTED TO STEVE HUGGARD, THE MANAGER OF TESCO BEDWORTH, AND TO CHRISTINE, THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION, AND TO RAJ, THE CUSTOMER SERVICES MANAGER, FOR ENABLING THIS COLLECTION TO TAKE PLACE, AND TO ALL THE STAFF FOR THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT, AND TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED OVER THE TWO DAYS

Pictured here with the display in the entrance area at Tesco Bedworth are (from left to right):-

Steve Huggard – Manager of TESCO Bedworth;

John Anderson – Foodbank Volunteer; Carole Sparkes – Foodbank Trustee and Raj Saidha – Customer Services Manager at TESCO,

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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:

UHT Milk; Puddings; Tinned Meat; Meatballs; Fruit Juice; Squash; Rice Puddings; Custard; Small jars of coffee

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

 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.

VOLUNTEERING

In order to provide the support needed at our four centres, which working together give access five days a week 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).

 

Again many thanks to you all for your ongoing generous support.

Kind regards,

David

 

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