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Nuneaton Foodbank – latest update 26th October 2019

26th October 2019

26th October 2019 Update and thanks

Dear Foodbank Supporters and Donors,

Since the last update on 12th October, we have distributed food to 136 people, (which has included 42 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 26th October – 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

136

which

included

42 children

2540

which

included

884 children

27441

which

included

10057 children

4371.5kgs

(9617.3lbs:

85.86cwt:

4.29 tons)

1603.6kgs

(3527.9lbs:

31.5cwt:

1.57 tons)

2.72 tons more donated than distributed

The team of volunteers at the warehouse have processed 5.86 tons of food since the last update – thank you to all of the team.

Again 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.

HARVEST 2019

Harvest time is a very important period for foodbanks throughout the country, as generous gifts of non-perishable food at this time compliment our regular donations, and help support our work through to the winter and the Christmas periods.

Many local schools and churches help us at Harvest time, and at the time of writing this update we would like to acknowledge and thank Abbey C of E Infants School; All Saints C of E Primary School; Camphill Primary School; Chetwynd Junior School; Galley Common Infants School; Lower Farm Academy; Michael Drayton Junior School; Milby Primary School; Queens C of E Academy; St Benedict’s Catholic Primary Atherstone; Stockingford Academy; Stockingford Nursery School; Teddy Bears Nursery and Preschool; Water Orton Primary School; Weddington Primary School and Wolvey C of E Primary School.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank the following churches for their additional support at Harvest time :-

Nuneaton Community Church; St Mary and All Saints Fillongley Church; St Anne’s Roman Catholic Church Nuneaton; Heath End Wesleyan Reform Church; Holy Trinity Church Hartshill and St Peter’s Galley Common and Manor Court Baptist Church.

We would also like to thank 1st Attleborough Beavers; Treacle Tarts WI and Holland and Barrett for their very helpful support.

 

A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATES

We all would like to thank everyone who donates to the foodbank –  Churches and Chapels – 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.

 

 

 

 

 

TESCO NATIONAL FOOD COLLECTION AT CHRISTMAS TIME ON THURSDAY 21st NOVEMBER, FRIDAY 22nd NOVEMBER AND SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER

In the Christmas collection in 2018, 2603.8kgs (2.56 tons) was donated to the Nuneaton and Bedworth Foodbanks which was invaluable in helping us meet the increasing need locally.

COULD YOU HELP US FOR AN HOUR PERHAPS?

We would really welcome some ‘ONE OFF’ help from people who aren’t volunteers on a regular basis, to support our core team of volunteers.

WE NEED HELP AT TESCO IN BEDWORTH ON

THURSDAY 21st NOVEMBER, FRIDAY 22nd NOVEMBER AND SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER

AT THE STORE IN BEDWORTH,

AND ON TUESDAY 26th NOVEMBER – FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING,

AND AT THE WAREHOUSES BOTH IN BEDWORTH AND NUNEATON

If you are able to help please could you contact us with details of when you are available at nfbcollections@gmail.com

 

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:-

Christmas Items;- Christmas Puddings; Christmas Cake Slab Blocks; Mince Pies with date up to Christmas; Tinned Ham; Tinned Pressed Chicken; Tinned Custard; Angel delight; Jelly; Fruit Juice; Small jars of coffee; Jam; Instant Mashed Potato; Puddings; UHT Milk; Tinned Potatoes; Small Treats for children;

As always, all donations are very gratefully received, 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 ARE ALWAYS GRATEFUL FOR 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.

MIGHT YOU BE ABLE TO HELP?

If you would like to help us by being a volunteer please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator for further information (nfbvolunteers@gmail.com)

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

Kind regards,

David

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