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ED-EMERGE-RRG Food bank – Please donate this Christmas!

Posted by Emma Ward | 18 Nov 2016

ED-EMERGE-RRG Food bank – Please donate this Christmas!

Dear All,

The cold weather has set in and Christmas is upon us. We’re all extremely lucky to have roofs over our heads and fully stocked cupboards but there are many people in the local area who aren’t as fortunate. For this reason, we’ve decided to set up a food bank collection again this festive season. Last year we managed to collect 71.5kg of food and supplies, this year we’re aiming for 100kg and we’re hoping you’ll all help us reach this target.

If you’d like to donate, please rummage through your cupboards and bring anything you may have spare to the EMERGE office. Alternatively, Lisa is happy to collect for the RRG/QMRI, there will be a box in the consultants office in the ED, or we’ll even come to you and collect your items.
Here are some examples of items you can donate;

**Please ensure all edible items are in date**

Longlife milk (UHT) or tinned evaporated milk
Sugar, tea & instant coffee
Hot chocolate, Horlicks – drinks not dependent on milk
Breakfast cereals – All kinds
Jelly
Stock cubes
Dried foods – pasta, rice, noodles, red lentils, mashed potato, peas, carrots
Tinned foods – tomatoes, sardines, fish, beans, curries, meatballs, sausages, fruit, potatoes, rice/sponge pudding, custard
Pickles, chutneys, pasta sauce
Long life cakes and biscuits
Soups – dried & tinned
Marmite, peanut butter, jam, marmalade
Dried crackers, cheese sticks
Crisps, sweets & chocolates (of course!)
Baby food – in all form and for all ages
Gluten-free, dairy-free items are also very much appreciated
Non-food items – shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, tissues, Christmas crackers, sanitary items

Every little helps, so please ask your friends, family and neighbours to donate!

The deadline for donations is 5pm on Friday 9th December.

Many thanks for your support,
Emma

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