26th September 2020 Update and thanks
Dear Foodbank Supporters and Donors,
With your generous ongoing help and support, since our last update we have distributed food to 435 people, (which has included 182 children).
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS
Thank you to all our volunteers, both those running the two sessions each week at each of our four centres, and to those working at the warehouse.
LATEST DATA available as at 26th August
|Number of people fed since last update on 19th August||Total Numbers fed from 1st April 2020||Numbers fed since ‘lockdown’ on 23rd March||Total Numbers fed since launch in 2013||Food donated since last update||Food distributed since last update||
Difference in amount collected
1.41 of a ton more distributed than donated
Due to the current restrictions, most of our regular donation points in churches, chapels and organisations are no longer able to operate, and we are dependent on donations at supermarkets such as ASDA, Sainsburys and The Coop.
We are very grateful to individual donors who are bringing donations to the Foodbank warehouse, where they can leave the donations outside the warehouse, and alert the warehouse team by knocking on the door, and then moving back two metres, so that safe distancing is ensured.
We would also like to thank MORRISONS COLESHILL, MIDCOUNTIES COOP and the ASDA Community Fund, for their ongoing support and their extremely helpful donations of food.
THANK YOU ‘THE ROTARY CLUB OF NUNEATON’
We would like to say a very big ‘Thank You’ to members of The Rotary Club of Nuneaton for their two generous donations which they have recently made to the Nuneaton Foodbank.
Since the establishment of Nuneaton Foodbank in October 2012, we have been very grateful for the ongoing support of The Rotary Club of Nuneaton, which has really helped us to support those in need in Nuneaton and the surrounding area.
At the moment we are in need of some very specific food items and toiletries, and financial donations such as this, are enabling us to purchase these types of items.
Thank you again The Rotary Club of Nuneaton, for making this possible.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATES
We would like to thank everyone who donates to the foodbank in whatever way – your help and your support are greatly appreciated
Our key message still is please, please could you continue to donate items from the ‘Shopping list’ shown below, in the ways that you are doing – both at local supermarkets, through church and organisational collections, and through individual donations.
SHOPPING LIST OF ITEMS WE ARE IN NEED OF:-
We know that people like to know what we are particularly in need of when they are thinking of donating, and at the moment would be really grateful for:–
Tinned Potatoes; Tinned Carrots; Instant Mash; Sponge puddings; Treats for children; Crisps; Cuppa Soups; Small Jars of Coffee, Shampoo; Shower Gel; Male and Female Razors; Shaving Gel/Foam; Male and Female Deodorant, Washing powder; Washing-up Liquid; Tin Openers
If this situation changes, we will update the ‘Donate Food’ section of our website – which is www.nuneaton.foodbank.org.uk – click on the ‘Donate Food’ button
HOW CAN YOU CONTINUE TO HELP?
Where it is possible, people are donating in our local supermarkets such as ASDA, Sainsburys and The Coop, and we are really grateful for this ongoing support. Many people have been contacting us to ask if they can make financial donations, as they are unable to get out to shop. We are pleased to let you know that we are able to receive donations through the ‘Donate’ button on our website.
On our website www.nuneaton.foodbank.org.uk we have on the GIVE HELP section, under the DONATE MONEY section – ONE OFF GIFTS – a ‘button’ which allows you to donate directly to Nuneaton Foodbank.
We are tremendously grateful for the very encouraging response from many members of the local community and organisations via this link on our Nuneaton Foodbank website
Gift Aid really has made a difference
We would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the growing number of people who are donating financially to the Foodbank on a regular basis. Many donors are using the HMRC scheme called ‘Gift Aid’ to increase their donations by 25p for every £1 they donate.
Copies of the Gift Aid form can be found on the Nuneaton Foodbank website.
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; LIDL; YORKSHIRE BANK.
Again many thanks to you all for your ongoing generous support