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Project information

Reverse Advent Calendar

Give the gift of food this Christmas. Please put an item aside every day of advent and donate the goods to your local foodbank in time for Christmas. The 25 items you collect will be given to families and children to ensure they have hot meals this festive season. To ensure we can distribute food i

November 2018 - December 2018

Charity information: The Trussell Trust

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  • Need


    This is trying to solve Food Poverty and Hunger in the UK. At Christmas time when we are all enjoying our Christmas many families are struggling to make ends meet, for many a Christmas Dinner will be Beans in a microwave. For many Children Christmas Presents are very few and for some it is just another day having to manage with minimum food.


    This project will enable us to provide more food enabling our foodbanks to distribute to all in need. Not just providing the essentials but also Christmas Gifts for the Children, and maybe some sweets and Christmas Treats. We hope that Christmas 2018 will be a time where every family in the UK can enjoy their Christmas Dinner without having to worry about what they will eat the next day.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    For every Child throughout the UK to have a very Happy Christmas and to put a smile on their faces


    » Highlight our Campaign on Social Media and on our website to encourage people to take part

    What success will look like

    Every year we produce statistics on how many people are supported by our Foodbanks and these figures will be included

    Aim 2

    Ensuring that whether young or old they will not be hungry at Christmas.


    » Highlight the challenge in our Food bank Network Newsletter, encouraging all our foodbanks to get involved.
    » Highlight on our social media and website as well as leaflets to foodbanks

    What success will look like

    Again by using our statistics we can demonstrate what age groups many people who come to the foodbank are from

  • Impact


    We want to be able to say that we have stopped people within the UK becoming hungry and everyone has food available and not having to make choices.


    The risks associated with this Campaign are minimum as we have run this before and has been very successful


    We will report the success of our Campaign to all Donors through our Annual Report which is produced around March/April each year.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 Leaflets Prpduce Leaflets for all foodbanks on how this will work
      £2,000 Media Advert in local press
      £1,000 Radio Adverts on radio
      £1,000 posters Foodbanks to advertise
      £500 Request What Foodbanks require at this time of the year
      £500 Social Media Highlight on Social Media
  • Background


    This Campaign would involve every Geographical Area within the UK. With particular emphasis on deprived areas of the UK


    This project will benefit families, who are in need, as well as the elderly, or single men and women basically every one who has been referred to us and in need of food this Christmas. We help everyone in need

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only Charity in the UK which supports Foodbanks. we have over 400 Foodbanks throughout the UK which gives out emergency food. Last year we gave out 1,182,954 three day food parcels to people in crisis.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Amy Llewellyn

    Head of Public Fundraising

    Ann McLaughlan

    Scotland Partnership Co-ordinator

    Lizzie Allinson

    Communications Team

    Alice Hudson

    Fundraising Assistant