As you may know I’m working with the Central England Co-Op trying out some of their delicious Christmas food on their #triedandtasted campaign. And whilst I’m so lucky to be able to try and taste these things and give you all the low down, I know that after the campaign ends, I’m fortunate enough that I can head down to the shops to buy my essentials (and treats!). Sadly all across the country there are many people much less fortunate. The Co-Op has strong links with food banks and so far this year over 200,000 items have been donated by customers, helping create nearly 60,000 meals for people in need! This week sees the launch of the Co-Op Christmas Food Bank Appeal. So I thought I’d give you all the information!
Co-Op Christmas Food Bank Appeal
Last year the Co-Op worked with lots of food bank providers across the country and had 60,000 items of food donated during the festive season. This year they’re hoping to beat that number and would love to collect 70,000 items of food from its members and customers during the five week campaign. The Christmas Food Bank Appeal runs from 26th November to 24th December. Items collected will be made into food parcels made up of around 11 items. Each food parcel will provide at least three days’ worth of meals for those in need. So it’s a really fantastic cause.
In addition to everyday items, because it’s Christmas, the Co-Op would love for you to spread a bit of festive cheer and include items like a small gift or boxes of chocolates. Other good items for food banks are:
- Tinned food
- Dried pasta
- UHT milk
- Instant coffee
There are collection points at over 180 Co-Op stores across 16 counties so look out for a collection point at your local store.
Visit the Co-Op website for more information about the Christmas Food Bank Appeal.