Help Prevent Families Going Hungry This Christmas
From 30th November to 7th December, FareShare Midlands is taking part in The Big Give - a week where every donation is doubled.
We want to raise £12,500 which will result in 50,000 meals for children and families in poverty this christmas
More than 3.9 million children live in poverty in the UK.
FareShare Midlands is raising funds to distribute 50,000 meals to vulnerable families living in food poverty this Christmas.
Just £1 will provide 8 meals.
One donation, twice the impact.
For many of us this Christmas is going to be an especially wonderful time of year to celebrate and reconnect with our extended family. After the disappointment of last year’s ‘cancelled Christmas’, many of us are looking forward to spending quality time with family and friends.
In general, this time of year brings to mind beautifully-wrapped presents under a huge Christmas trees, festive decorations, Christmas carols and the all-important indulgent Christmas lunch with “all the trimmings”.
But for some people, life will not reflect this bounteous image. For vulnerable people in the Midlands, this year has once again been challenging. The West Midlands is one of the UK regions hit hardest by COVID19 and the resulting economic crisis. Some of our local economies are among the most vulnerable in the UK and in the Midlands there are 1.1m children living in poverty.
Families have been hit by job losses, unemployment and illness. For them, life does not get much better at Christmas. Some people find this time of year just highlights what they are deprived of, whether it is good health, work, money, food or all four. These individuals and families will not be splashing out in December, and may not even be able to afford the basic necessities.
The Community Food Members we work with support people suffering from hunger and poverty all year round, and they want to be able to help everyone have a Happy Christmas and a full tummy.
If you would like to help, and are thinking of donating this Christmas, please donate during The Big Give Week. Doing so means that your donation will be DOUBLED!
Between 12.00 pm 30th November 2021
And 12.00 pm 7th December 2021