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Nantwich Food Festival announces the 6th Drop-off and Go Collection in support of Nantwich Foodbank

Following the resounding success of the previous 5 Drop-off and Go collections, Food Festival volunteers have organised an early summer Drop-off and Go collection event, again at Brine Leas School.

Food Festival Volunteers with previous Foodbank donations

Locals can drop off all their donations at Brine Leas School car park on Saturday June 19th between 10am-1pm, when Nantwich Food Festival volunteers will be there to receive donations in support of their friends at the Foodbank. Permission for the event has been granted by the police.

The help of our community couldn’t come at a better time, as Damien, the Foodbank manager tells us that their stocks are running low, and demand on Foodbank support is very high this year.

The list below shows the donations that are most needed:

Items Needed:

  • Tinned meats
  • tinned pies
  • tinned salmon, tinned tuna or sardines
  • long life juice
  • long life milk
  • coffee and tea
  • washing powder  – but no bleach please
  • shampoo, conditioner, deodorant

We will not be accepting clothes.

It is important to note that the Foodbank cannot accept the following:

Fresh dairy goods, fresh meat, fish or fruit and vegetables or any other items that require refrigeration.

Half used or open packets cannot be accepted nor can anything past it’s best before/use by date; the Foodbank cannot accept any alcoholic drinks.

Anyone wanting to donate money may do so via the Foodbank website.

Nantwich Mayor, Cllr Pam Kirkham and Food Festival Volunteers sorting donations at the Spring Drop off & Go

Thanks to the ongoing generosity of residents from Nantwich and the surrounding area, 510 families have already been supported as a result of donations to the previous five Drop-Off and Go events.

A whopping 8 tonnes of donations were collected at the previous events.

Locals have already proven their generosity, so hopefully we can all rise to another challenge in support of those in greater need than ourselves.

Please give as generously as you can manage. Thank you.