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Nuneaton Foodbank – latest update 12th September 2019

12th September 2019

12th September 2019 Update and thanks

Dear Foodbank Supporters and Donors,

Since the last update on 24th August, we have distributed food to 232 people, (which has included 81 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 12th September – 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

232

which

included

81 children

2042

which

included

721 children

26943

which

included

9894 children

1105.7kgs

(2432.5lbs:

21.7cwt:

1.08 tons)

1405.9kgs

(3092.9lbs:

27.61cwt:

1.38 tons)

0.3 of a ton more donated than distributed

The team of volunteers at the warehouse have processed 2.46 tons of food since the last update – thank you to all of the team.

As you can see, we have distributed just under A THIRD OF A TON of food more than has been donated.

We are extremely grateful for all the additional donations that have been made since the last update – these additional donations have really made a difference.

NEW DONORS

We are very pleased to welcome ‘Aberdeen Road Allotment Association’ as a new donor to Nuneaton Foodbank. We are very grateful to the members of this new donor organisation 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:

Fruit Juice; Tinned Fruit; UHT Milk; Puddings; Rice Pudding; Tinned Custard; Small Treats for children; Instant Mashed Potato; Tinned Potatoes; Tinned Spaghetti; Cuppa Soups; Small jars of coffee; Tinned Meatballs; Jam; Tinned Meats and Stews; Crisps; Pot Noodles

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; GALLEY COMMON 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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