Become a Street Champion during #clapforcarers and support your local Foodbank @bcfoodbank @WeAreBCR

Whilst the whole of the country is on lockdown foodbanks have been relied upon more than ever and are really struggling with supplies at present. You can make a real impact in your local area by becoming a Street Champion and what better time to collect your donations than during Thursday’s Clap for Carers?

How to organise donations

  • Make some space where you can store donations in a cool, dry place
  • Print off some of the street collection flyers to encourage your neighbours to support
  • You may wish to add a phone number or email address to the flyer, just in case they can’t leave their items on a Thursday at 8 and you need to arrange to collect them
  • Distribute these safely through the letterboxes of your neighbours
  • Join in your street’s ‘Clap for Carers’ on Thursday at 8pm
  • Collect in the donations afterwards
  • Drop them off at your local Foodbank Collection Point

We have created a flyer for you to distribute to your neighbours

and some useful advice on keeping yourself safe whilst you are volunteering

What donations do they need?

THESE ARE THE FOOD ITEMS YOU CAN DONATE

  • Milk (UHT or powder, preferably semi-skimmed)
  • Sugar (500g/1kg)
  • Breakfast Cereal (preferably non-sugared)
  • Fruit Juice (1L carton long life)
  • Fruit Squash/Cordial
  • Jars Instant Coffee (small)
  • Instant Hot Chocolate (preferably to be made with water)
  • Pasta Sauce/Cooking Sauces
  • Tin/Carton Tomatoes
  • Pasta/Rice/Cous Cous 500g/1kg)
  • Packets of Instant Noodles
  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Potato (Instant Mash or tinned)
  • Tinned Meat/Fish
  • Tinned Pies
  • Tinned Fruit (in juice preferably)
  • Tin/Carton Rice/Sponge Pudding/Custard
  • Biscuits, Crackers, Crispbreads
  • Healthy Snacks (Raisins, Apricots etc)

THESE ARE THE NON-FOOD ITEMS YOU CAN DONATE

  • Can Opener
  • Shower Gel
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Anti-Bac Hand Gel
  • Tooth Brush/Toothpaste
  • Children’s Toothbrush/Paste
  • Flannel/Sponge
  • Tissues (small packs)
  • Nappies (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Lotion
  • Baby Wash/Shampoo
  • Sanitary Towels/Tampons
  • Toilet Roll
  • Shaving Gel/Foam (not razors)
  • Washing Up Liquid
  • Small Boxes of Washing Powder

Shortages

You can see what they are short of here:

https://www.blackcountryfoodbank.org.uk/support/shortages/

Locations

Our collection points across the area are run by volunteers and you can find your nearest collection point by following the link below.  You will find info about where to drop your donations and the times they are open.

https://www.blackcountryfoodbank.org.uk/locations/

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