Festive Food Bank Awareness Weekend

Posted by David Thompson | 11/12/2014 | Category: Community


Christmas is almost upon us and while we begin to plan and buy all our festive food, there are many of us who will also have to worry about the means of feeding themselves and their families, not only during the Christmas period but every day. In fact, over 900,000 people received help from a foodbank in 2013/14*.

At Central England Co-operative, we are proud to work in partnership with local food banks across our trading area, providing emergency food and making a real difference to all the families and individuals who rely on food banks in our communities.


Food Bank 1At the beginning of the year, we hosted a Food Bank Awareness Weekend in our food stores, collecting donations from our customers, including cereal, rice, tinned food and tea. Our most recent Food Bank Awareness Weekend took place in September and was bigger than ever, with thirty stores taking part and collecting in excess of 5,000kg for local food banks in our communities.

Following these successful collection weekends and continual support throughout 2014 to families in crisis, we are happy to announce the following stores will be taking part in more Food Bank Awareness days on Friday (12th) and Saturday (13th) December in time for Christmas, a particularly challenging time for some:

 

Bakewell:  Friday (10am - 1pm) for High Peak Food Bank

Belper: Friday (10am - 4pm) for Hope for Belper Food Bank

Carlton in Lindrick: Friday (10am - 12 noon), Saturday (10am - 12 noon) for Bassetlaw Food Bank

Coalville: Friday (10am - 4pm), Saturday (10am - 4pm) for Coalville Food Bank

Desborough: Saturday (10am - 12 noon) for St. Judes Food Bank

Dronfield: Friday (10am - 4pm), Saturday (10am - 4pm) for New Hope Food Bank

Eckington: Friday (10am - 4pm), Saturday (10am - 4pm) for New Hope Food Bank

Elder Way: Friday (10am - 3pm), Saturday (10am - 2pm) for Living Hope Food Bank

Erdington: Friday (9am - 5pm), Saturday (9am - 5pm) for All Esther Community Resource

Glenfield: Friday (11am - 12.30pm) for Leicester Charity Link

Great Barr: Friday (9am - 5pm), Saturday (9am - 5pm) for All Esther Community Resource

Hawthorne Road: Saturday (10am - 2pm) for Elim Life Church Food Bank

Hill Top: Friday (9am - 5pm), Saturday (9am - 5pm) for All Esther Community Resource

Kibworth Beauchamp: Friday (11am - 3pm) for Kibworth Food Bank

Littleover: Friday (2am - 8pm), Saturday (10am - 4pm) for Hope Centre Food Bank

Melton Mowbray: Friday (10am - 4pm), Saturday (10 - 4pm) for Storehouse Food Bank

Mountsorrel: Friday (5pm - 7pm), Saturday (9.30am - 3pm) for Soar Valley Food Bank

Narborough Road: Friday (9.30am - 11.30am) for Leicester Charity Link

Northfield: Friday (10am - 2pm) for Visit Northfield Food Bank

Northing Wingfield: Friday (9am - 6pm), Saturday (9am - 6pm) for Clay Cross Food Bank

Oadby: Friday (3pm - 5pm) for Leicester Charity Link

Rothley: Friday (5pm - 7pm), Saturday (9.30am - 3pm) for Soar Valley Food Bank

Shepshed: Friday (9am - 2pm), Saturday (9am - 2pm) for Shepshed Food Bank

Stirchley: Friday (9am - 5pm), Saturday (9am - 5pm) for B30 Food Bank.

 

All food item donations will be gratefully received, particularly at this time of year, so please look out for collection points in these stores to help alleviate food poverty in your local community.

If you are a food bank charity looking for support and within the Society’s trading area, please contact us today.

*Trussel Trust September 2014

 





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