It’s been another busy week here at Cannock & District Foodbank and so have another week-full of updates to catch you all up on! Just a little note ahead of the bank holiday weekend, we wish you all a fantastic weekend!!
This week’s shortages
As usual, we would not be able to distribute the food we do without the help of the amazing public (you!). Every week we like to update you all on our weekly shortages so that if you were looking to donate food at one of our donation points, you know the sorts of things we’re really in need of!
Well this week it’s multipacks of crisps, fruit squash/cordial, instant coffee, tinned fish and tinned potatoes! We have plenty of beans, pasta, tea bags and cereal! Thank you always for your generosity.
On Monday our manager had lots of fun!
Orange Plant in Hawks Green loaned us a wood chipper for the day so that we could get a huge job done!
An area behind the back of our premises needed clearing and thanks to their generosity, made the whole task an absolute breeze!
Thank you so much!
The 200 Club
Have you heard of our “200 Club”? We are aiming to find 200 amazing individuals who would like to support us, by donating £5 a month. Since January we’ve had 25 new supporters donating £5 or more & we are hugely grateful!
We’re now up to 35 regular donors. Thank you so much to those who have already set up a regular donation!
If you would like to be one of our regular donors, then please click here.
We need volunteers!
We are looking for 4 warehouse volunteers to assist the processing of all our amazing food donations.
If you would be interested in supporting us in this way then please click here: (You’ll find a volunteer application form at the bottom of the page and details of where to send it to).
A Real Story
James’ Inspiring Story:
James volunteers for us at Chadsmoor Methodist Church and has a fabulous story & reason for wanting to help others.
Sadly, due to family problems, James used to be in the same position himself and was homeless for several years.
He describes how the Foodbank and Portacabin teams always nurtured him & made him feel welcome and gave him support bidding for accommodation to get him back on his feet.
He has been volunteering for over a year now and helps to set-up, pack parcels, talk to clients and assist with fuel bank. James is an inspiration to us all!