Helping those in need with the #FoodbankAdvent campaign

I recently wrote about a Christmas campaign from the UK Money Bloggers. Now I’m back to update you on how I’ve been getting on. I’m hoping that this post is going to be a bit of a reminder of why I’m taking part in the challenge and give some of my lovely readers, who can afford to, a chance to join in too! Today I want to talk to you, briefly, about about #FoodbankAdvent and what the campaign is.

DIY Advent Calendar - My finished advent calendar

Remember when I made this really average DIY advent calendar? I’m still proud and can’t wait to get it out this year and fill it with little notes and goodies!

What is #FoodbankAdvent?

This is a hashtag that myself and lots of other money bloggers are using when sharing photographs of the items that we will be donating to our local food bank.

The idea of the campaign is a simple one. Get a box, every day, for 25 days, fill it with one item each day, and then donate it to your food bank! Simple. Really simple. I love that it takes me just seconds to think about this each day, and I am doing something that is going to benefit someone else at Christmas time.

Here is a little look at my box from a couple of weeks back:

#FoodbankAdvent campaign

As you can see I have a mixture of items in the box so far. I have pet food, snack meals that just require hot water, baby food pouches, a few sweets and goodies and then some tea and tins. Since this photograph I have added sanitary products, deodorants, more baby food and drinks, tinned meat, other dry goods and a few Christmas goodies.

I’m really happy to be involved with this campaign. There is still time for you to take part as food banks really do need donations all year round.

My previous post on the UK Money Bloggers Christmas Campaign

Find your local food bank

Make a donation to the Trussell Trust Christmas Appeal

If you’re feeling inspired give your cupboards a clear out, pick up a few goodies at the supermarket or raid your bathroom cabinet for new, unopened, in date items that you can donate! You can drop the items direct or many supermarkets have a basket in store for your donations.

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