Christmas is a time of great celebration and joy, however for some the prospect of Christmas causes anxiety and distress as they are not able to participate while facing food poverty. For some their circumstance will be even harder
as they face both food and fuel poverty, increasing the need for our services as people swap keeping warm for buying food. This is where your Christmas donations will make a big difference to families and people in food crisis this Christmas.
When Christmas food donations are received they are processed through our warehouse and then distributed to our centres, which is why we ask for any Christmas food donations to be received no later than 6th December 2017. Any donations after this date are always welcomed and will be distributed out to our centres but may not be received by those using the Foodbank before Christmas.
Working with some of the most vulnerable in the Braintree area, we see not only food hardship but the ability to keep warm over the winter. To help those in the greatest of need we have created ‘Warm’ Packs. These include, thermal gloves, hats, socks and scarves, small blankets, insulated mugs, tin openers and food that does not require cooking. Monetary donations for this project would be very welcome.
To ensure that these donations reach those in need in time for the festive season we would ask them to be donated by 1st December 2017
Shopping List – Christmas 2017
Warm Pack donations
Braintree Area Foodbank has a donation page on our Charities Choice web page.
Join our Supporters Group
By becoming a supporter of the Braintree Area Foodbank and donating £5 per month you will help us continue our work to alleviate food poverty in the Braintree area and receive an annual update on the work of our foodbank, showing that your contribution is really making a difference. To find out more please call 01376 330694.