Thursday, 28 March 2013

An Easter tree and an Easter plea...

Our Easter tree...




and an Easter plea...





Trussell Trust foodbanks will give emergency food to over 280,000 people nationwide in 2012-2013. More and more people are hitting crisis point where they can't afford food.  Help Crack UK Hunger aims to raise £1 million to launch 200 new foodbanks to provide food to an additional 200,000 people per year.

Text EGGS13 plus the amount £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 0r £10 to 70070 e.g. ' EGGS13 £5' or visit the Trussell Trust website here.

10 comments:

  1. That's a good reminder that there are people in need no matter where you live.

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    1. The demand for our own town's foodbank is growing all the time, and it now collects food in the local supermarket. Hard times everywhere these days...

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  2. My son volunteers at our local food bank and tells me that the need has risen dramatically. People who never thought they'd need the services of a food bank are now lining up, such as retired folks, young families, and working people who just don't make enough to pay rent, utilities and buy food. Hunger is unacceptable. Period.
    I think it's great that you're urging people to donate. Sometimes, we go about our busy lives and forget that other people are not as fortunate as we are, and need a reminder.
    As you can tell, you've hit one of my buttons, hunger in the world.

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    1. Our Food Bank anticipates need rising here too with government welfare reforms about to come into operation.

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  3. Thanks for the timely reminder. AS per the previous comment by Lili this is one of my buttons as well. We are told time and time again that the UK waste millions of tonnes of food every year and there are numerous sites on the web telling us that food which is just out of its 'best before' date is perfectly fine to eat. Yet our local council (and many others like it) will not accept donations of 'short dated' or 'slightly damaged' goods for use in their homeless shelters 'due to health and safety reasons', it makes me sooooo mad!!!!!! :O(

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    1. I don't know what the answer to this one is...it is crazy. Our local supermarket has a box for food bank collections at the front of the store and yet I know from speaking to the staff, that they discard thousands of pounds worth of food every week out the back of the store.

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  4. brilliant! have just 'bought' my husband's Easter Egg from Trussell Trust - and will blog about it tomorrow. hanks for the 'heads-up' on this one.

    Easter blessings x

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  5. Great work! Love everything Easter. Checkout www.eastertrees.com - it's an Australian company that sells Easter Trees, Decorations, Ornaments, Candles and Arts n Craft

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