We are always on the lookout for new sources of donations. At the moment it seems that the demand for our service is outstripping supply. On many occasions recently we have thought that we might not be able to open our doors because we did not have enough food to give out but thankfully, so far, someone or something has cropped up that allows us to stay open.
Batley Vintage Day was one such example. The “Bring a tin to get in” idea worked really well and provided us with much needed supplies and we were able to raise enough cash to do a good shop to buy in particular items (such as long life milk), that we are constantly short of.
Granthams are providing us with bread, so we no longer have to buy that in, thank you to them! Batley Bulldogs fans are bringing in tins and so forth to home games and dropping them in the special bins. And LLoyds Bank have long acted as a drop off centre for donations.
Chickanos are the latest addition.They are directly donating food to us on a regular basis and now have added a bin to their shop so that their customers can make donations. We thank you very much, Chickanos
31 May 2014 is Batley Vintage Day, a day of entertainment, exhibitions, workshops and sports all with a vintage theme. It promises to be a great day with something for everyone but the wonderful news for us is that the organisers have decided that they would like to sponsor the Foodbank on the day so whilst it is a free event they are giving the day the tag line “Bring a tin to get in” and are asking people to bring a donation for the foodbank. There will be collection points dotted around the site.
So we would encourage you to have a great day out and at the same time remember that there is a great need out there that you can help with.
See you there, then. We’ll certainly be going!
Check out their website for further details www.batleyvintageday.co.uk
We were happy to have a presence at Batley Festival to do a bit of fund-raising and get our presence out there.
- at Batley carnival
We decided to do a treasure hunt and thought it was appropriate that the prize should be a food hamper. We had a very successful day and the hamper was won by 10 year old Aaliyah Laher of Dewsbury.
- Aaliyah accepting the Hamper from Ken
However as pleased as Aaliyah was to win the prize, she (and her Mum and Dad) graciously donated the hamper back to us to be given out to those in need.