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Reverse Advent Calendar

Foodbank MK have launched their Reverse Advent Calendar campaign again for 2021.

Accept the challenge, and fill a box with a different item each day throughout November which can then be donated to the Foodbank to be distributed among parcels and hampers for the Christmas season.

Writing on their website, Lousia Hobbs, Operations manager said:

“Christmas time is the season of giving, and we’re always overwhelmed by the generosity of the Milton Keynes community to others who may not have as much. This year could see a particularly difficult winter for many more families and individuals, with the removal of the Universal Credit uplift and the end of the furlough scheme as well as soaring energy costs. 
Because of this, we’ve decided to focus our 2021 Christmas Appeal on reaching as many people as possible, stocking up cupboards with essential items, as well as some Christmas treats! Please help us by filling a box this November.”

Items which are MOST needed are:

  • Long life juice or squash
  • Long life milk
  • Biscuits
  • Cereals
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned fish
  • Dried rice in 500g or 1kg packets
  • Spreads – jam or peanut butter

And include a few small Christmas treats, for example:

  • Small packs of chocolate or sweets (chocolate oranges, matchmakers, tubes of smarties, fruit pastilles etc are perfect)
  • Tubs or bags of Christmassy snacks like twiglets, mini cheddars or nuts
  • Mini versions of Christmas cakes or stollen
  • Crisps eg pringles

The deadline for donations to arrive at the Foodbank is 16:00 on FRIDAY 3rd DECEMBER

You can find out more here.

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