Exeter Scouts Foodbank Challenge

After a lot of thought, we have made the hard decision not to run our Scout Christmas post again this year.  This is the second year in a row that we have had to cancel the event.  It is really important to us all, however, to deliver on a project that helps our whole community on the run-up to Christmas so this year we hope you will help us to support those in the community that is in crisis by helping us to support Exeter Foodbank.

The last eighteen months have been tough for everyone and Exeter Foodbank has been busier than ever.  We plan to organise a mass collection from all 1,000 members of Exeter District Scouts to support families in crisis this Christmas.

To help us, we hope that you will be able to donate two (or more) staple food items from your cupboard to ours!  Next time you are in the Scout Hut you will notice that the Shed at the side of the Scout Hut will have its door open and the light on.  We hope to fill the shelves with the items that the Foodbank says that they are most desperate for, (they can’t accept fresh produce).  We would love to accept your donation as soon as you can but the last date for the food drop-off will be Friday 10th December.

Last year the Exeter Foodbank gave emergency food to 8,537 local people, this, in turn, supported 2,679 children so we will be really grateful for your support!

We hope you will agree that this is a worthy cause.  We all want to have a great Christmas with our own families this year and your support on this will make sure that local families who are struggling financially will also be able to enjoy their Christmas.

Suggested items:

  • UHT milk semi skimmed 1L
  • Fruit juice long life 1L
  • Pasta sauce
  • Instant coffee
  • Tea bags, (smaller packs)
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned fish (tuna)
  • Tinned vegetable
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Tinned fruit
  • Noodle/pasta snacks
  • Rice 500g
  • Sugar
  • Sponge puddings
  • Custard cartons/tins
  • Jams & Spreads
  • Rice pudding
  • Fruit squash
  • Biscuits
  • Toiletries ( e.g. loo roll, sanitary itmes, shower gel, shampoo, deodorant & toothpaste)