I have been a foodbank volunteer in two different places, but when I found out there was no foodbank in our current town, I decided to investigate setting one up. It would be fantastic experience for me alongside my degree in International Development, Environment and Mathematics, and would (hopefully) meet a need in what is, in some areas, quite a deprived town. We’ll see how that goes and I’ll blog about my experiences.
Meanwhile, I have a lot of studying to do as I am coming to the end of my module so not much blogging will occur over the next few weeks. Chinese agriculture and manufacturing are the order of the day for me. TTFN folks 🙂
While typing my previous post, I had a bit of a brainwave.
And I wonder if I can get something going here, with almost 10,000 Twitter followers, 5,000 Facebook fans, 2,000 Facebook friends, 3,000 email subscribers…
I wonder if…
If, instead of spending £3 on a coffee today, tomorrow, this week, you could do this instead.
Go to your nearest supermarket, and buy the following: (I’ve priced mine at Sainsburys, but other major supermarkets are similarly priced):
2 tins of baked beans – 22p each
1 jar of fish paste – 32p
1 can of sardines – 55p
1 tin of chopped tomatoes – 31p
1 tin of carrots – 20p
1 loaf of bread – 50p
1 jar of jam – 29p
1 bag of pasta – 39p
And go and put it in a carrier bag and take it straight to your local food bank, or…
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