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.
I am involved in saving a soup kitchen/food bank form my old home in FL. Seems the neighborhood wants them shut down given the quality of people that visit! Ha! While I don’t live there anymore and can no longer provide personal on site help, I do donate what I can. All food banks serve such a wonderful purpose. Who can say that anyone of us might end up there tomorrow because of something out of our control? Good reminder!
Food banks serve a great purpose by providing relief to the less privileged.
Great post, Bola. In the US people think about donating food around Thanksgiving and Christmas, but then you really don’t hear or think too much about it for the rest of the entire year. Good tips on how to keep giving all year long. People aren’t just hungry on the holidays.
Donating food all year round makes a huge difference to people’s lives. So if we make a habit of giving, we will make a change.
It’s like Susan said – we donate at Thanksgiving and Christmas but put the need out of our minds the rest of the time. Even the stores that support the food bank program no longer are visible. The Food Bank fills such a need they deserve everyone’s support all year round. I like your idea of giving a monthly donation – that is not something that I’ve heard mentioned from the food banks here.
Making the stores that support Food banks need to be more visible and increase the awareness.
Nice post and glad to know that you are making a difference donating food to does that don’t have meals to eat. Thanks for sharing
Hi Ikechi. Donating food to a food makes a really big difference. Thanks
Let me first appreciate you for writing in this issue. I would encourage you to continue writing on topics which can bring smile on someone else’s mind.
Sometime back I too wrote a couple of posts on food banks in the hope of motivating people to donate.
Keep up the good work.
Hey Tuhin. Glad you appreciate Food banks. They are an asset to our community so let’s continue to motivate others to contribute to them.
Nice Post Bola, Well done to you. I live in London and your post has inspired me to look for a food bank in my area.
Hi there, Happy to know that you’re inspired by this post. Let’s look out for Food banks around us and prevent waste. Thanks