Annual appeals more important as cost-of-living crisis bites hard across the borough
CHRISTMAS is fast approaching, and many people are looking forward to spending time with family, over-indulging in food and drink, and exchanging gifts.
However, for some people, the season brings worries, as they struggle to make ends meet, or find it difficult to make connections.
At Nourish Community Foodbank, the cost-of-living crisis means the charity will not launch a big campaign this year.
However, with food donations at their lowest in six years, Nourish expects to support over 300 households over Christmas, said Operations Director Dawn Stanford.
On mornings between December 12 and 17, donors can bring essential items for the first 12 days of Christmas to the charity’s warehouse in Kingstanding Way.
Alternatively, texting ‘FOOD £20’ to 70085 will provide everything a family needs to be able to have Christmas dinner together. You can donate a different amount by texting ‘FOOD’ and how much you want to give.
Nourish has also uploaded four card designs to its page at: dontsendmeacard.com/ecards/charities/nourish-community-foodbank/christmas
You can choose how much to give – for example a £20 donation which would help buy Christmas dinner for a family in need.