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Gazette readers give a gift to local food banks

11:21 03 December 2013

Give a gift to needy families in North Devon this Christmas.

Give a gift to needy families in North Devon this Christmas.


Readers donate Christmas items to give to families in crisis.

Food bank Christmas shopping list

Mince pies

Tinned ham

Christmas pudding

Christmas cake

Box of biscuits

Children’s selection box

Box of chocolate

Large bar chocolate (150\200g)

Snacks and nibbles (e.g. peanuts)

Christmas crackers


UHT milk

Long life fruit juice

*Readers may wish to donate other processed Christmas food although we are unable to accept alcohol.

GENEROUS Gazette readers have been donating Christmas extras to our Give a Christmas Gift food bank appeal this week.

We’ve teamed up with Northern Devon Foodbank to help put a few special extras on the tables of some of our most needy families during the festive season.

In the three weeks leading up to Christmas, food banks in Barnstaple, Bideford and South Molton will be handing out more than 250 Christmas food parcels for people in crisis.

They have drawn up a shopping list of Christmas items they’d like to offer clients alongside their regular parcel of essential food items.

Help Northern Devon Foodbank to help people in crisis this Christmas.Help Northern Devon Foodbank to help people in crisis this Christmas.

Extras such as mince pies, tinned ham, a box of biscuits or Christmas crackers could make a small difference to families facing big financial pressures.

The first donation arrived at our office in Old Station Road, Barnstaple within two hours of the paper hitting the streets on Wednesday.

Between now and December 18, readers can also drop off any of the items listed below at any food bank in Barnstaple, Bideford or South Molton; branches of Barclays Bank in Bideford or Torrington, or the Halifax in Barnstaple High Street.


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