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Christmas Food Bank Collection 11th - 13th December
by Richard Thomas - Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:32 AM
 

Christmas Food Bank Collection

Right now there are over 9000 children in Blackpool that are living below the poverty line.

B&FC are working with Blackpool Food Bank to collect for for local families.

Staff and students are encouraged to donate any food they can spare.

Students from  Society, Health and Childhood will be collecting donations by arrangement from your office/workroom.

Two collection will take place at the Bispham Campus and University Campus:

  • Tuesday 11th December - 9:30am-12pm
  • Thursday 13th December - 9.30am-12pm

If you have food items you would like collecting please email ecteam@blackpool.ac.uk by Monday 10th December with your room number. If you are based at other campuses a food donation box will be available at reception.

Foods we can use:

  • Long life milk (UHT)
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned puddings
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned pies
  • Diluting squash
  • Cereal
  • Teabags
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce

Christmas foods we can use:

  • Mince pies
  • Christmas puddings
  • Christmas cake
  • Selection boxes
  • Chocolate

Foods we can't use:

  • Items past the 'use by' date
  • Open packets or jars
  • Perishable foods (with the exception of the Christmas food listed)
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accept any homemade products.

In need of an emergency food parcel?
Here are a number of websites and contact details:

Blackpool: blackpoolfoodpartnership.org.uk
Fylde: fyldefoodbank.org.uk/get-help/foodbank-vouchers
Wyre: contact the Fleetwood Mustard Seed Group (facebook) or call T: 01253 876 176

For further information contact:

Pam.Reynolds@blackpool.ac.uk or Sue.Crosbie@blackpool.ac.uk