Foodbank this Christmas

We do hope that you are all safe and well during these difficult times.

We are so grateful to every one of you who has generously donated money and supplies to us as part of your Harvest celebrations. We have been very busy over the past weeks and months, seeing more and more clients referred to us because of job losses, illness, or changes to their circumstances because of the pandemic. Indeed, we have seen a 77% increase in the number of 3-day food parcels donated to our clients since April, in comparison to the same time last year. We do know that we would not have met that steep increase in demand without the support of our wonderful communities and local businesses, who have all shown true compassion and generosity.

If you are in need or know someone who is, do contact one of our local referral agencies to access our support:

Harborough District:
  Citizens Advice – 0300 3302 111
Harborough District Council Community Hub 
St Mary’s Church Office – 01455 558797
Local Area Coordinator- Lynne McConnachie 07889 806 061
Blaby District:
  Blaby DC Community Hub –
Local Area Coordinator (Blaby District) Jennifer Fielding – 07739035296/ 0116 3059647
Citizens Advice – 0300 3302 111
As our thoughts turn to Christmas, it is clear that our current ‘delivery only’ service will be the status quo for some time yet. All our volunteers miss the opportunity to help our clients face to face but safety is always our priority. 

As we asked at Harvest, if you are wishing to support us this Christmas time, please would you consider giving a financial donation instead of festive items?  A financial gift will help to make our services sustainable and allow us to plan for the future, keeping our operation Covid-secure and our volunteers safe. 

If you would like to support us in this way; please do clickhere to donate online or check out our website for details on how to make a donation.

Could you perhaps sign up to give a regular monthly donation to us? Or are you part of an organisation or business who might like to support us financially? 

Alternatively, if you would prefer to donate food, please do check the poster below, plus our website and social media pages for details of our most-needed items, so that we can ensure that valuable storage space is dedicated to the most essential food parcel items. 

We know how generous our community is in wanting to provide extra Christmas treats for our clients, so rest assured that we have this in hand. Funding has been secured which will enable us to put money back in the pockets of those who need it most, and this year our clients will receive a supermarket gift voucher for Christmas along with their food parcel. This will help people in need of the Foodbank’s services to access items that we are unable to provide.

Thank you all for your continued support; may you all have a peaceful Christmas. 

With our very best wishes

Lucy Freeman
Project Manager 
01455 558797
Christmas Opening Hours As explained above, we are currently operating a Delivery Only service.

We will not be operational on Christmas Day, Friday 25th December 2020 or Friday 1st January 2021

We will be operating on Tuesday 29th December 2020 and Tuesday 5th January 2021 as usual. 

For donation points – our Collections team will be in touch with donation point contacts directly regarding any changes to our collections run. Please contact us for any other queries regarding donations.