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Nuneaton Foodbank – latest update 9th November 2019

9th November 2019

9th November 2019 Update and thanks

Dear Foodbank Supporters and Donors,

Since the last update on 12th October, we have distributed food to 179 people, (which has included 59 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 9th November– 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

179

which

included

59 children

2719

which

included

943 children

27620

which

included

10116 children

1378.0kgs

(3031.6lbs:

27.0cwt:

1.35 tons)

1206.7kgs

(2654.7lbs:

23.7cwt:

1.18 tons)

0.17 of a ton more donated than distributed

The team of volunteers at the warehouse have processed 2.53 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 St Nicolas C E Academy; Stockingford Academy for an additional donation; Stockingford Nursery School for an additional donation

We would also like to thank Nuneaton Gymnastics Club, The Body Shop in Nuneaton, and Cleaver Squash and Fitness Centre 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; Jelly: Children’s Small Selection Boxes; Christmas Biscuits; Variety Packs of Crisps ; 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)

 

Nuneaton Foodbank Operations Co-ordinator

We are pleased to announce that we are seeking to appoint an Operations Co-ordinator for the Nuneaton Foodbank. Requests for details of the post and job description, and an application form should be emailed to nfbmanager2013@gmail.com

The closing date for completed applications is mid-day on Wednesday 27th November

 

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

Kind regards,

David

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