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.

Archant

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

Sugar

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.

0 comments

Other News Stories

10:47
North Devon could be facing snow blizzards this weekend. Picture: Guy Harrop.

Met Office warns of possible disruption and difficult driving conditions with potential of heavy snow on Sunday.

Read more

Fire crews were needed to free three people from a broken lift in Barnstaple yesterday (Wednesday).

Read more
08:14
Gearing up for the Big Brew are Bev Blight, James Bayliss and Gemma Steele.

Help the Chemotherapy Appeal and your local hospital departments by hoisting a mug or two.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:25
The tidal swimming pool in Westward Ho! has been closed since the tidal storms in February 2014.

Torridge awarded government cash to tackle legacy of winter storm damage.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition

North Devon's trusted business finder