Black Friday Food Bank Donation 2019

During the week of Black Friday, we pledged to give away food parcels to our local Food Bank based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

With your support, we managed to hand deliver hundreds of items in time for Christmas.

Find out more below about our donation and how you have helped our pledge.

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Our pledge this year

In November, we turned Black Friday into a week of giving - we pledged to donate to our local food bank for every order we received during the week of Black Friday.

With your help, support and orders we donated hundreds of items to our local food bank, Daylight Centre, based in Wellingborough.

Donations included toiletries, long-life food and special treats for Christmas. It's a small help to people who are in need in our local area.

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A message from our charity committee

Siobhan Meekins, who leads our charity committee says:

"A lot of people associate poverty with third world countries, and to them it is unthinkable that millions of people in the UK must rely on places like the Wellingborough and District Foodbank to feed their families.

"More people than ever are now relying on food banks, so it is important that we not only help where we can, but also raise awareness of the issue.

"So, we wanted to turn the craze of Black Friday into a charitable event instead of offering discounts. For the entire week of Black Friday, every order that was placed would result in one food package donation.

"A massive thank you to those who ordered during Black Friday week, even if you are unaware of how you have helped."

Why food banks are so important

In 2017 to 2018 there were 4.1 million children recorded to be living in poverty - Source

Fast forward to 2019, we've also seen the number of emergency three-day meals given out increasing by a record 23%, which equals 823,145 three-day emergency food supply parcels - Source

A crisis can happen to anybody at any time and places like food banks are vital to helping people when they are most in need.

It's a small gesture that makes a big difference.

If you'd like to donate to your local food bank, you'll most likely find drop off points in your local supermarkets, or use a search engine to find out where to drop larger donations.

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