Celebrate the gift of giving by joining in with Cambridge City Foodbank’s Reverse Advent Calendar appeal this Christmas. The Foodbank is hoping to collect 200 hampers, which they will then distribute to local families in need. The scheme starts on the 25th November, giving time to give out the hampers before Christmas.
The Foodbank are looking for people to fill a hamper each with specific items, all of which should be relatively cheap. The idea is that each day during the period you fill the box with an item of food, rather than receiving a treat. If you are interested in taking part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information.
Cambridge City Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, striving to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. The project is entirely run by volunteers and depends on individuals and groups of people – for example, businesses, schools and churches – donating non-perishable, ‘in-date’ food to the foodbank for distribution to local people in crisis. Collections at supermarkets are also another way in which food can be donated.
If everyone focused on giving rather than receiving this advent, it would really make a difference to helping food poverty in Cambridge over Christmas. The scheme also makes a fun activity for families, whilst teaching children the importance of helping others.