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Nuneaton Foodbank – latest update 10th August 2019

10th August 2019

10th August 2019 Update and thanks

Dear Foodbank Supporters and Donors,

Since the last update three weeks ago on 20th July, we have distributed food to 264 people, (which has included 95 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 as at 10th August – includes data that was unavailable at the last update

Number of people fed since last update  Total Numbers fed from 1st April 2019 Total Numbers fed since launch in 2013 Food donated since last update Food distributed since last update Difference in amount collected

264

which

included

95 children

1648

which

included

575 children

26549

which

included

9748 children

1965.8kgs

(4324.8lbs: 

38.6cwt:

1.93 tons)

1965.8kgs

(4324.8lbs: 

38.6cwt:

1.93 tons)

0.36 of a ton more donated than distributed

The team of volunteers at the warehouse have processed 3.5 tons of food over the past three weeks – thank you to all of the team. 

 

A HUGE 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 food parcels as needed.

 

THANK YOU NATIONAL CITIZENS SERVICE TEAM 16 

Over the past few weeks, we have had wonderful support from three of the local National Citizens Service Teams, and we acknowledged the donations from NCS Team 1, and NCS Team 5 in the last update. Young people from the Nuneaton and Bedworth area who were members of the NCS Team 16 undertook a range of fundraising activities, including a cake sale, and a 10K sponsored walk. They then used the proceeds from these events to do a huge shopping trip to ASDA in Nuneaton, and used the shopping list of priority items needed from our last update. On Friday 2nd August the whole team walked up to our warehouse from the centre of Nuneaton with the shopping they had done to support the work of the Nuneaton Foodbank. Thank you so much NCS Team 16.

NCS Team 16 are pictured here with their team leaders and some of the many bags of food they brought up to the warehouse

 

SHOPPING LIST OF ITEMS WE NEED URGENTLY

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; Small jars of coffee; Large jars of coffee; Puddings; Tinned Spaghetti; Jam; UHT Milk; Stews; Tinned meat  

We also need:- Toothbrushes; Toothpaste; Shower gel; Soap; Hair Shampoo; Shaving Gel or Foam; Deodrants; Disposable safety razors; Washing up liquid

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

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 and chapels.

 

WE URGENTLY NEED VOLUNTEERS

In order to continue 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.

PLEASE CAN YOU HELP? 

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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