Thursday 30 November 2017

Urgent Appeal - Colindale foodbank collection this weekend in Mill Hill

  Christmas is coming. Tomorrow sees the start of Advent, when we get our advent calendars and a daily treat. There are some in our community who sadly won't be getting an advent calendar or any other treats this year. They are our neighbours who rely on local foodbanks to survive. Please consider making a donation as Christmas is perhaps the time of year when you can make the most difference.

The first full weekend of every month, there is a collection for Colindale Foodbank in Mill Hill. The Sacred Heart RC Church on the Broadway is the designated collection point. You can just drop a bag of provisions into the narthex (lobby area by doors) or leave it at the Presbertery. The church is the Mill Hill collection point. At this time of year, many regular donors are away. It is also a time when many families have an extra mouth to feed at lunchtimes, when children are not at school, therefore it is vital to make sure that donations are made. Find out more about the foodbank - - which has done fantastic work distributing food to the most needy people in Barnet. This has been supported by people all across the Borough.

Foodbank dates
Mill Hill collection foodbank dates December 2nd and 3rd
The following items are needed. 
UHT Milk or powdered
Fruit Juice (long life carton)
Tinned or packet Soup
Sponge Pudding (tinned)
Tomatoes (tinned)
Rice pudding (tinned)
Instant Mash potatoes
Tinned meat and fish
Tinned Vegetables
Tinned fruit
Biscuits or snack bars
There is also a need for toiletries and babies nappies size 3, 4 and 5
Currently they do not need pasta or teabags.

There is also a regular collection point at Waitrose in Mill Hill East, so you can buy a few extra provisions and pop them in. It is a sad fact of life that we need such collections in 2017. Please pop a few provisions in a bag and help a few local families. The provisions are collected and dropped off on a Monday morning and distributed. If you know of any other collection points in the Borough, please post a comment. 

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