This week, we’re trying to help some children relying on food banks who are in need of summer clothes, hats and sunscreen.
Emmeline’s Pantry food bank in Manchester helps hundreds of families who are living in poverty – and the demand has increased hugely.
The food bank tries to give families extra help by having some rails of children’s clothes available, but they are very low on summer clothes.
They don’t have a big storage area, so can’t accept large quantities of second-hand clothes, but there are certain items they are desperate for. We'd like to give them those specific items and have set up a wishlist with what the children need.
As well as clothes, we’d also like to provide lots of hats and sunscreen the families can collect when they come to get food.
“She was so, so happy with the clothes she got….she kept repeating thankyou thankyou, thankyou!” ~ from the mum of a daughter who recently received clothes from the food bank.