We are getting ready for Christmas!
I know it's early but it was very hectic last year so we are starting early to make things run more smoothly.
If you would like to donate festive items then the foods that we know will be particularly appreciated by our clients at Christmas are:
- Chocolates/sweets (medium sized boxes/selection packs/ anything that looks festive! about 400g/ 1lb is a good size to buy)
- Christmas biscuits – MEDIUM or small boxes (large tins are harder to fit into the bags. The picture below is a good size and most supermarkets seem to sell similar sized boxes.)
- SMALL Christmas cakes or packs of Christmas chocolate mini rolls, etc
- Pringles, cheddars or similar crisps In a cardboard tube (more robust for packing and transporting)
- Bottles of fizzy grape juice or similar
- Boxes of mince pies –preferably without lots of brandy (last year we did get rather a lot of mince pies so if in doubt, perhaps buy something else!)
- Tins of salmon or ham
- Tins/cartons of custard or sachets of instant custard
- SMALL boxes of crackers/biscuits for cheese
- Tinned meat pies
All with a Use By date that's after 25th December and nothing that needs refrigerating.
We can’t use: alcoholic drinks (beer or wine) or liqueur chocolates.
Please remember that these items will all be packed into bags then transported to our collection sessions. So, for example, small bags of solid milk chocolate Santas are more useful than hollow and very fragile chocolate Santas!
We would be really grateful if all Christmas food could arrive at the foodbank by 1st December, giving us plenty of time to distribute it locally.
If anyone would prefer to donate money, we will use this to fill in any gaps (last year we were short of Shloer) and to buy some fresh produce for the collection sessions. Cheques can be made payable to Grace Food Bank and marked “for Christmas”.
If anything is donated that we can't use then we will try to find the most appropriate home for it.
Please don't think we're being too bossy or over prescriptive. We have limited room, our bags are a certain size, we have lots of different groups of volunteers in at different times and we are trying to help things run as smoothly as possible!
Grace Food Bank Sheffield
The Grace Food Bank is a community group covering Sheffield 8: Lowedges, Norton, Batemoor, Jordanthorpe and the surrounding areas, providing food parcels to families / individuals who find themselves in short term financial crisis.
What is a Food Bank?
A food bank is a charity which collects donated food and then working with social services and other health care organisations, distributes the food to those in need. We need volunteers to help with admin, food collections, care teams and much more...
Contact us if you would like to be involved.
www.gracefoodbanksheffield.org.uk | 07964 896283 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Help by Donating Food including:
(tinned meat, beans, soups and puddings),
Instant Mashed Potato
We have a number of food collection points including the Terminus Cafe in Lowedges on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm, Woodseats Library (during opening hours) plus several local churches. Please contact us or your local church for your closest collection point.
Click here for our standing order form which will allow you to set up any regular donation amount direct with your bank account.
If you are a taxpayer please download the Gift Aid form, fill it in and send it to us. Click here to download our gift aid form.