Thursday, 1 August 2013

Three is a magic number

Jack Monroe has started a campaign on her blog to ask people to donate £3-worth of food to their local foodbank, and she has detailed what they could buy for that £3, which would provide someone with 22 meals.

Foodbanks around the country are having a big drive at Asda stores this Saturday so I am planning to head north to my nearest Asda and do some shopping for the foodbank in that town.  

I am interested to find out more about who benefits from foodbanks - for example, where would people from my village go to access a foodbank?  Is the foodbank in the big town to the north only for the people there?  I'm going to be having a bit of a look around for more information, but I think that it is an excellent campaign to support and I would encourage anyone with a spare £3 on Saturday to go to their nearest Asda and do their bit, or support a local foodbank in their area.  None of us know what twist of fate will bring us to our knees and in need of such support.

3 comments:

silversewer said...

I would love to support this, my nearest Asda is 20 miles away. I will be looking to see what is done locally and donate there.

Morgan said...

I'll admit, silversewer, that my nearest Asda is a trek and if I wasn't already planning to go to look for reasonable school uniform shirts for the YFG, I would be looking to donate more locally. Unfortunately, though, it seems that this might just BE our local foodbank...

rabbitquilter said...

There is a collection point in our local Sainsbugs, so got a couple of extra bits with my shopping today. I have been through some very tough times in the past, so am only too pleased to donate. There for the grace of God go I.