Summer food bank campaign – please donate!

from Sarah Cheung Johnson and Alex Malyon

Food donations are needed to cover School Holidays, as children are off school, some who get free school meals may struggle to get their 3 meals a day. The Trussell Trust, which is the Chairman’s Charity for South Cambs District Council, run foodbanks nationwide and are warning that, based on past years, demand is likely to outstrip supply.

We are running a local foodbank drive and have placed baskets at:

  • Longstanton Co-Op
  • Oakington Village Store & PO
  • Longstanton Village Store & PO
  • Oakington Communitea Cafe

The Cambridge City Foodbank are in urgent need of the following items

  • Tinned Meats
  • Instant Coffee – small jars
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Cooking Oil – 500ML preferred
  • Fruit Juice – Long Life, 1 litre
  • Tea Bags – Breakfast, 40’s & 80’s, not speciality
  • Puddings – Long Life
  • Tinned Rice Pudding
  • Instant Noodles
  • Pasta ‘n’ sauce mix
  • Milk – Long Life, not soya/almond etc
  • Jams & Spreads

Please drop what you can into the baskets, we will be collecting them regularly to drop at the depot.For more background on this please please see this article:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/03/food-banks-appeal-for-help-to-feed-children-during-school-holidays

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