Stellar response to Gatehouse Christmas Foodbank Appeal and there's still time to give
Sacks of food have been donated to help a charity feed families and individuals who are struggling financially this Christmas - and there’s still time to give.
The community is ensuring those in need won’t go hungry over the festive season after a stellar response to the Bury Free Press Gatehouse Christmas Foodbank Appeal.
Those who donate receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a draw to win ‘Love2shop’ vouchers. The top prize is £50 and two runners-up will each receive £25.
All food items should be brought to the Bury Free Press office, in King’s Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3ET, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Amanda Bloomfield, Gatehouse chief executive, said: “We’re really pleased with what’s been donated.
“It will make a real difference to the amount of people we can help over the Christmas period.
“It’s a nice community feel when we all come together to help those most in need.”
Items required include cans and jars of soups, beans, vegetables, fruit, jams, peanut butter, tuna/fish, UHT or powdered milk, meat, pickles, mustards, pasta sauce, rice pudding, tomatoes and orange juice.
The charity also needs sugar, coffee, noodles, crackers, biscuits, cake mixes, brown rice, oats and hot chocolate. All items should be donated by December 16.
Gatehouse is also encouraging staff at businesses in Bury to don an elf costume on Wednesday, December 4 to promote mental health awareness.
A selection of the best dressed will appear in the Bury Free Press and there is a prize.
To take part, contact Amanda via email@example.com
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