News

Nuneaton Foodbank – latest update 19th July 2018

4th August 2018

19th July 2018 Update and thanks

Dear Foodbank Supporters and Donors,

Since the last update, which was two weeks ago on 7th July, we have distributed food to 123people, (which has included 39 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 1267.4kgs from 5 Roman Catholic Schools   Food distributed since last update Difference in amount collected

123 which included 39

children

1033 which included 322 children 21170 which included 7810 children

2142.1kgs

(4712.6lbs:

42.08cwt:

   2.10 tons)

1404.2kgs (3089.2lbs: 27.5cwt:

1.38 tons)

0.72 tons more

Donated than distributed

As you can see, over these 2 weeks, we have continued to feed over 60 people every week, and have distributed over ONE and a QUARTER 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.

 

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:

 

Puddings; Jelly; Angel Delight or similar; Jam; Small Treats for children

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

CONGRATULATIONS S&K SUPERMARKET, AND THANK YOU AGAIN

Nuneaton Foodbank are delighted to announce that Suk and Manjit Sohal, owners of the S&K Nisa Local Supermarket in Arbury Road, have been presented with a special new national award for their ongoing support of local community charities.

The S&K Supermarket is one of the over 2,500 Nisa Local supermarkets in the UK that can nominate local community causes for support from the Nisa  ‘Making A Difference  Locally’  (MADL) charitable foundation.

Pictured here (left to right) are:- Suk Kalm(Owner -S&K Supermarket – holding the award ); Louise Lackenby(S&K Supermarket); David Craddick (Foodbank Trustee) ; Adrian Dumitru (S&K Supermarket) and Sagar Sahara (S&K Supermarket).

Nuneaton Foodbank have been extremely grateful for the ongoing support from Suk and Manjit Kalm, owners of the S&K Supermarket over a number of years now.

We were so pleased to hear of this great news when we went to the S&K Supermarket recently, to be presented with a cheque to support the work of the foodbank.

Thank you once again S&K Supermarket and MADL.

Pictured here inside the S&K Supermarket are (left to right):-

 

Sagar Sahara (S&K Supermarket – holding the award); Adrian Dumitru (S&K Supermarket); David Craddick (Foodbank Trustee) and

Manjit Kalm(Owner-S&K Supermarket).

 

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

Back to News