Food Festival asks locals to support Nantwich Foodbank over Christmas

Food Festival volunteers are asking locals to help Nantwich Foodbank support their clients with something a bit special this Christmas, as no-one in our community should have to face going hungry.

The Foodbank is asking locals to create a Reverse Advent Calendar. To do this, simply collect one of the much-needed items shown below, each day in November. If this isn’t possible, please just donate what you can so that collectively we can make extra special parcels for those in real need.

Jane Emery, Nantwich Foodbank manager says “Christmas will be a worry for us this year as due to Coronavirus restrictions we will not be able to collect what is needed in the same way as we usually do. Many people don’t realise that 1 in 5 of the population lives below the poverty line”

Instead, locals can drop off all their donations at Brine Leas School on 28th November 10am-1pm, when Nantwich Food Festival volunteers will organise a  ‘Drop-Off & Go’ Collection in support of their friends at the Foodbank.

It is important to note that The Foodbank is unable to accept:

 

Dairy, meat or fish, fruit or vegetables, items that require refrigeration, half used/open packets, anything past it’s best before/use by date, anything alcoholic, bleach.

 

Anyone wanting to donate money, can do so via the Foodbank website https://nantwich.foodbank.org.uk/

 

Residents from Nantwich and those from the surrounding area are renowned for their generosity, so it will be great to see what we can do together for those in need.

 

Please give generously. Thank you.