The foodbank has distributed nearly 1000 Christmas gift boxes full of toys and gifts to care workers at agencies, including Childrens Services, Yellow Brick Road Projects, Andover Young Carers, and Icknield School, ready to be given to local children in need. This guarantees that care workers have time to discreetly deliver the gift boxes to families in time for Christmas. The foodbank continues to work closely with care workers to ensure that no child is missed.
This year the foodbank received more requests for gift boxes than in any previous year. The generosity of local individuals, companies, clubs and schools, together with a fantastic team of volunteers meant that all the requests from care workers were matched.
The focus at the foodbank is now on Christmas food hampers. To find out more or donate look at 12 days of Christmas