Thursday, 3 November 2016

Nocton Foodbank Collection

Helping others

The Nocton collection for the Lincoln Foodbank only started in October and already it is doing REALLY well. At the last collection in October we picked up 213 items of food and if you want to see what that LOOKS like, here are 3 photos that show you how much of James’s kitchen it takes over before he takes it into Lincoln on Monday morning! “James” is James Frost who set up and organises the collection in Nocton – he’s set up the same thing in other villages too. It’s a LOT of food going to people in Lincoln who are really struggling all year round – the struggle just seems harder as the weather turns colder and Christmas approaches. Already a number of “givers” are becoming regulars and we are so grateful for that. Any tins, packets, long life items and non-perishables are welcome.

Please just leave them in a plastic bag outside your door/gate or at the end of your drive and they will be collected after 8pm on Sunday November 6th, November 20th, December 4th and December 18th. It’s organised so that no-one disturbs your Sunday evening by ringing bells or knocking on doors! We hope to make each of the December collections a “Christmas Special” so maybe some folk could put in an Advent Calendar or microwaveable Christmas pud – something festive. Everything you give means so much to people who are having a tough time, especially as it gets colder.

After the October 23rd collection James wrote, “Nocton is such a beautiful place to live... Everybody is just so considerate to others and it makes me feel very humble.” He had just put in a 2 hour shift collecting and was very moved by the generosity of people in our village. It encourages us all to keep giving.

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