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Nuneaton Foodbank – latest update 24th August 2019

24th August 2019

24th August 2019 Update and thanks

Dear Foodbank Supporters and Donors,

Since the last update three weeks ago on 10th August, we have distributed food to 162 people, (which has included 65 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 24th August – data that is as yet unavailable will be reflected in the next 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

162

which

included

65 children

1810

which

included

640 children

26711

which

included

9813 children

957.5kgs

(2106.5lbs:

18.8cwt:

0.94 of a ton)

1728.2kgs

(3802.0lbs: 

33.94cwt:

1.69 tons)

0.75 of a ton more donated than distributed

The team of volunteers at the warehouse have processed 2.63 tons of food over the past two weeks – thank you to all of the team. 

As you can see, over the last fortnight we have distributed THREE QUARTERS OF A TON of food more than has been donated. During annual holiday periods we know that many of our regular donors are away, and so donations are lower, and we have to use those items which we have in reserve in the warehouse, but also have to buy items that we are short of, in order to make up food parcels.

NEW DONORS

We are very pleased to welcome ‘The Bull’s Head’ at Wolvey, and also ‘Winvic Building Contractors’ as new donors to Nuneaton Foodbank. We are very grateful to both of these new donor organisations for their support, which is helping us meet the ongoing needs of the local Nuneaton Community.

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.

 

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:

Tinned Fruit; Instant Mashed Potato; Small Treats for children; Tinned Potatoes; Fruit Juice; Cuppa Soups; Small jars of coffee; Meatballs; Puddings; Jam; UHT Milk; Stews

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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