What a fantastic start to the BIG little Give! Last weekend we had a supermarket collection at Woburn Sands Co-op on Saturday and Sunday and collected an amazing 452 items of food! Brian Kirkland - manager of the Co-op has been extremely supportive of The Food Bank, this being the fifth time that we have been invited to have a supermarket collection. A massive THANK YOU to Brian and his great staff and all our volunteers who made the weekend possible.
Sunday afternoon saw four young ladies from Stewkley Methodist Church cooking pancakes for the village - all to support The Food Bank. When we arrived there were at least 60 people enjoying pancakes with a variety of fillings - so well done Ella, Neve, Hannah & Rachel.
Today has also been an amazing day with an interview for BBC Three Counties Radio at 7.15am and Anglia TV at 11.30am! All great publicity opportunities for The Food Bank. The Anglia News item is expected to go out on Wednesday. BBC3CR are also hoping to interview children at one of the schools who are supporting the BIG little Give so watch this space for further updates.
The Food Bank also had the Community Zone stand in Middleton Hall today with the stand being manned by Clive and a succession of volunteers to help out. This was a great opportunity for people to see a display about the work of The Food Bank and to raise awareness. Thanks to all those who took part today - without our great volunteers these events would not be possible!
All together a fantastic start to the BIG little Give!
Friday, 11 March 2011
I can't believe we are now just one week away from The Food Bank's first BIG little Give!
The name is significant - BIG, because we want everyone to take part - little because we are only asking each person to donate just one tin!
The success of the event has now become absolutely crucial for The Food Bank, as the demand for our service has doubled in the first two months of this year leaving us with desperately low stocks.
Check out the website to see what events are taking place and how you can be part of something BIG!
Last Saturday the Music & Message Team held their latest event at Netherfield Chapel as a fund raiser for The Food Bank.
The evening was a great success despite the horrible weather, with good music from TesTamenT, an interesting talk by guest speaker Jessica Hall from Christian Aid, all kept under control by Tim Norwood!
Thank you Mike and the team for a great evening that will really help support the work of The Food Bank.