Christmas is said to be a time for giving and that is definitely true in Ruddington! Our annual appeal for food bank donations took place on the second Saturday in December. Shoppers at the Co-op and Sainsbury’s were very generous, donating at least 10 trolleys full of lovely stuff which meant a number of trips were necessary to deliver it all to the NG11 Food Bank.
A few people preferred to give money and we were happy to purchase much-needed items on their behalf. Donations have to be weighed in at the food bank and manager, Wendy White, estimated that we had collected more than a quarter of a ton of food. She said “Ruddington should be very proud. Together, we really do make a difference in what is a country with deep pits of poverty. Slowly but surely, working together, we will overcome this with God’s love and grace”.
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our appeal, and also to the volunteers who helped out on the day. Liesbeth, volunteering for the first time with her son, Peter, said “Count us in for helping next year. It’s such fun to do!” We could do with more help so why not join us next time? Festive headgear isn’t essential!
Ruddington has food bank collection points in the Co-op, Sainsbury’s, the Honeycomb and at St Peter’s Rooms. NG11 Food Bank is currently short of tinned carrots, tinned custard, tinned sponge puddings, tinned meat and bottles of squash.
If you, or someone you know, are experiencing a financial crisis and need help to make ends meet, the NG11 Food Bank may be able to help with a food parcel, advice and support. They can be contacted on 07538 916 757.
Councillor Jill Reedman