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Help us support people facing hunger this winter by joining us for the UK’s biggest food collection
From the 30th November to 2nd December, we’re hosting a food collection with Tesco as part of the tenth Food Collection.
The Tesco Food Collection is manned by Tesco staff on Thursday 30th November & Worthing Foodbank volunteers on Friday & Saturday 1st & 2nd December. They will hand out shopping lists of tinned and dried goods at Tesco, Durrington store, to encourage customers to buy an extra item of food or two during their shop. Customers can then kindly donate these items to their local foodbank on their way out of the store at a food collection point.
These donations will be used to provide three-days of emergency food to people in crisis. Foodbanks work with frontline professionals to identify people in need and issue them with a foodbank voucher. These include organisations such as children’s centres, housing associations, welfare agencies and community mental health teams.
Following the collection, Tesco generously tops up the customer food donations gifting an extra 20% as a financial contribution to the foodbanks. Every donated item will not only help provide vital food for people experiencing crisis, but gain additional top up funding that will help Trussell Trust foodbanks provide much needed further support.
We are thrilled that Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket, shares our vision that no one should go hungry, and is working together with The Trussell Trust and FareShare to empower local communities to fight poverty.
Will you join us to help stop UK hunger?
Donate in store: TESCO, DURRINGTON
Our volunteers will be handing out shopping lists during the day, so please consider donating an item or two at your nearest store, to help stop people going hungry in your community.
About a year ago we started our BODY BASIC initiative; to provide toiletries to our Foodbank clients.So we are asking any individuals or organisations who wants to give, to provide toiletries rather than food.
People wishing to donate items to the Body Basics initiative can do so outside of the FOODBANK Collections by delivering donations to:
Findon Valley Free Church - 1-11 Limetree Avenue, Findon Valley, Worthing, BN14 0DJ. Tuesday to Friday 9am-12pm.
The Shelter Charity Shop - 131 Montague Street, Worthing, BN11 3BP. Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm. Sunday 10am-4pm.
The items being collected are:
If you are an organisation who wants to help Worthing Foodbank, you can set up a BODY BASIC collection @ your work and once you have a good amount, bring it to the foodbank centre. Please conact Foodbank Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07918759664
During this period Foodbank has fed 1636 people in crisis a 3-day food supply, That's 14, 724 meals.
In the same year we collected 15,894.85 tonnes of food from the customers of the supermarkets where we collect and gave out over 17 tonnes. A big thank-you to everyone who donates food to the project. You help so many people!
Agencies using the vouchers
The largest distributor of the vouchers by far this year has been the Citizens Advice Bureau.
We are running the project from:-
Worthing Foodbank @ Worthing Tabernacle
4, Chapel road
Through the alleyway at the side of the church building, we are the building to the right of the cafe.
Open Monday to Friday from 2pm till 3.30pm (5 days)
We rely on Financial donations from the public to run Foodbank and currently receive 1/2 of what's needed financially to do this! We also receive occasional one-off gifts too, so if you would like to support us, you could become one of the 250 people needed per month to donate just £2 by standing order to help us continue to help those in need. Please do contact email@example.com if you could help in this way.
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