Posted by Miranda Odam | 24 Dec 2015
Together we gathered 71.5kg of food for the Trusell Trust, Midlothian Foodbank collection, exceeding our target of 50kg!
Well done everyone, and thank you for your support.
As part of the EMERGE-RRG seasonal sense of giving some of us have volunteered personal time for the collection of edible items to donate to food banks and the needy across Edinburgh and local area this Christmas. Personally, having looked in my cupboards I realize there are a number of tasty items that have been sitting there for quite some time, and although I have great intention will probably continue to sit there. So what better an idea than to donate the goods?
If you agree, please take a look in your cupboards and bring what you can spare into the emerge office. Liz MacDonald/Catherine for the ED, Lisa for the RRG and Bev/Caroline in AMU have also agreed to be collection points. Or call 0131 242 3860 and we will come and collect.
This is non-monetary, but if you would prefer to give a few £’s we will arrange for items to be purchased on your behalf.
To give you an idea of what items you might donate;
**Please ensure all edible items are in date 😉
Longlife milk (UHT)
Sugar, tea & instant coffee
Hot chocolate, Horlicks – drinks not dependent on milk
Breakfast cereals – All kinds
Dried foods – pasta, rice, noodles, red lentils, mashed potato, peas, carrots
Tinned foods – sardines, fish, beans, currys, meatballs, sausages, fruit
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 😉
Your donation is greatly appreciated, please ask your friends and neighbours to join in. We are targeting 50kg of items… can we do this???
Deadline for donations is 5pm Friday 11th December.
The EMERGE-RRG Team