Aberdeenshire North Foodbank Appeal

Tarves Church has an ongoing collection for the Aberdeenshire North Foodbank. There are boxes in the Community Corner in the church to receive items.

If you would like to donate, please bring items to the church on Tuesdays between 10 am and 11 am or on Sundays between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm.

As of 1 September 2019, the Foodbank is in particular need of:

UHT Milk 🥛
Powdered Milk
Boxes of Cereal
Sponge Puddings
Biscuits 🍪
Chocolate Bars - 100g are ideal 🍫
Tins of Rice Pudding
Individual puddings (jelly, fruit pots) 🍮
Tins of Fruit 🍑
Tins of Meat (ham, meat with sauces, spam etc)
Tins of Ravioli, Spag Bol etc 🥫
Snacks / Nibbles (Cereal Bars, Pringles etc)🥨
Diluting Juice / Squash
Toiletries (Shampoo, Deodorant etc)🚿

The Foodbank keep us updated with how they have helped families and below is an excerpt from a recent email giving details of aid over the past 12 months:

Aberdeenshire North’s network of foodbanks provided 3927 three-day emergency food parcels to local people between April 2018 to March 2019 and this included 1264 children. This represents a 31% increase on the same period last year and higher than the national figure. They also provided 445 emergency food boxes for people who needed support out-with opening times or who live where there is not a local foodbank centre. However, the ray of hope shining out from fairly gloomy statistics is that over 55 tonnes of food were donated by local communities in Aberdeenshire between April 2018 – March 2019 and your faithful and regular support played a large part in that.