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As the festive season is fast approaching, Hambleton FoodShare is urging the local community to consider supporting their ‘12 days of Christmas giving’ appeal’, to help provide a Christmas parcel for those who are struggling.

Father Christmas popped into the store before he gets to busy to thank everyone who has donated this year – they are all on his good list!

Starting on 18 November until 30 November residents are asked to add one item per day to a box or bag or if they prefer to donate online.

“We are running the appeal during November so that our volunteers have time to organise the parcels and deliver them in plenty of time for Christmas,” said Chairman Michael Webster.

“Christmas is a time for giving so why not help the most vulnerable members of our community.  Unfortunately, as we find ourselves in another lockdown things are not getting any better and we are still as busy.  We need help to feed those in need and to spread a little bit of Christmas cheer.

“We would like to  provide parcels containing normal shopping basics and cleaning materials plus a few Christmas treats so that hopefully the recipients  will have a bit of spare money to buy a few Christmas presents or  items for their Christmas dinner. ”


The food bank is most in need of:

Tinned meat including corned beef                      Shampoo

Tinned Fruit                                                              Shower gel

Angel delight and jellies                                          Laundry liquid in smallish bottles

Small 500g bags of sugar                                      Fabric softener in smallish bottles

Sponge puddings but not Christmas puddings  Toilet Rolls

Orange Squash

Christmas chocolates and sweets

“Whilst we do not like to say no, our shelves are overflowing with pasta, pasta sauces and  tins of tomatoes, fish, soup and beans,” he added

Bags and boxes can be collected by calling 07514 244158.  Donations can be made through bank transfer: sort code 40-52-40l; account number 00023262. Or donate online at https://hambletonfoodshare.enthuse.com/#!/

  • To receive emergency food help customers must be able to demonstrate their need, primarily by being referred through an agency or by self-referral by ringing 07514244158.
  • The volunteer-led food store is still open every Monday between 4 and 6pm at The Living room, Garthway Arcade in Northallerton but only one customer is permitted at a time – please phone first to arrange a time to collect your parcel.

For further information or for cash donations:  please call 07514 244158 or info@hambletonfoodshare.org.uk  or visit www.hambletonfoodshare.org.uk

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