Did you know that in the hard times, food isn’t readily available for some? This could be due to job loss or economic conditions.
Thankfully, there are organisations around us that can help combat this problem, but they rely heavily on donations from the public. Giving food to a charitable organisation in your area this year can help the less fortunate in 2015. Find out ways to make a donation to a food bank near you:
Donate non-perishable food to a food bank near you weekly or monthly.
Food banks can be found in various places offering non-perishable food and canned food to take away, prepare and consume to those in need. If you know anyone that needs one, look out for adverts in churches, search local papers, word of mouth, local scouts groups or reputable websites.
Waterloo Food bank in Waterloo, London is part of The Oasis Church and a charity known as The Oasis Trust, founded by Steve Chalke MBE. Find out how to donate here.
Donate funds if you can by bank transfer, cheque or cash.
Local retailers organise food collections from Tesco Supermarket in Kennington.
Check for non-perishable food that you might not need in your home (making sure they haven’t gone beyond their sell past date)
Look out for signposts at work because some employers organise canned food collections.
Choose what’s best for you, give generously and bring hope and relief to those in need, making a great start to the New Year.