Food Movement – Easter Eggs
As some of you are aware my friend Laura and I set about orchestrating a food bank movement at Christmas asking people to donate Christmas goodies to local food banks. The response was so overwhelming that I spent a lot of time crying because of people’s good nature. You can read more about it here.
For most, Easter is a time to fill their faces with chocolate, after all it’d be a waste of the Easter Bunnies time if he came and you didn’t eat it right? That’d be so ungrateful, so we find ourselves gorging on an array of goodies that the furry little chap hand picked for us.
For some however an Easter Egg is a luxury, something that they can’t afford to purchase because for some people, they are facing food poverty. Ever said the words “I’m starving”? I know I have, but I don’t truly know what it is to starve. Sure, we all get hungry, but for many of us we can afford to go to the local supermarket to fill our tummies. For those facing food poverty they have to rely on donations made to their local food bank to feed themselves and their families. Imagine being in a position like that.
Money is tight for everyone, there’s no denying that, but this Easter I’m on the want again. I want you to donate Easter treats (and food if you can, a list of food items can be viewed here.) to your local food bank. Just like the Christmas one I am happy to take delivery of your eggs at my home address where I will drop them off to The Noah’s Ark Centre in Speke on April 1st. This will give the volunteers enough time to sort through the donations making sure the eggs go out in time for Easter.
If you’re not in Liverpool and want to get involved why not organise a movement yourself. Ask your local community, school, work place etc… to donate to your local food bank. Lets start something, that something will put a warm feeling in your heart, a smile on your face and restore your faith in humanity. It did for me which is why I’m hoping to kick start this again.
Please do let me know if you’re going to organise something, I’ll be sure to spread the word. Let’s get this going up and down the country.
It’s no good thinking someone else will do it so you shouldn’t have to. If you can help, do.
Please share this post on your social networking sites, spread the word, create a stir, be a good egg.
This time around donations amounted to £40, plus £1 from a lady in Asda who loved the idea and gave me her £1 from her trolley to buy food. I managed to collect over 25 bags of food. I dropped this haul off at Bridge Chapel foodbank .
A huge thank you to all those who, yet again helped put food in people’s mouths.