Food needed to feed families this Christmas

Food bank at Eastwood Volunteer Bureau are needing more food donations for the Christmas period. Pictured l-r is Terry Bancroft with grandaughter Lily Stals 3, Rosie Bancroft and Marlene Seagrave.
Food bank at Eastwood Volunteer Bureau are needing more food donations for the Christmas period. Pictured l-r is Terry Bancroft with grandaughter Lily Stals 3, Rosie Bancroft and Marlene Seagrave.

Are you getting ready to do your Christmas food shop this week and could you pick up an extra item?

Two weeks ago the Advertiser launched our annual Feed Our Families campaign where we appeal for donations on behalf of Eastwood Volunteer Bureau which runs a food bank.

Special food parcels will be put together for low-income families who are struggling to make ends meet this Christmas so they can enjoy treats they would not normally be able to afford to buy.

Food bank manager Marleen Seagrave said that they had already had lots of donations but they would still welcome more.

She added: “People have been so generous - we have even had some chocolate selection boxes donated.

“The kitchen staff at Hall Park Academy have decided not to buy Christmas cards for each other this year and will donate the money they save so we can buy food to distribute, which is just amazing.”

So when you are doing your festive food shop please pick up an extra item and pop it into one of the collection points at Morrisons or the Co-op in Eastwood, Sainsburys or Rumbletums at Kimberley, the Volunteer Bureau or the Ilkeston Advertiser offices.