52 Lives

#393 Lots of children!

Request: Gifts fro m the wishlist / Donations / Kind messages

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.

What We Need

1. Clothes, hats and sunscreen from our wishlist: We've set up a wishlist with things the children need. To buy a gift, just click on the link below and you will be taken to Amazon where you can choose a gift from their list. It will be sent directly to the food bank to distribute to the families (just tick 'this is a gift' and select the 'gift registry address' when you check out). Thank you!

2. Donations: Any donations we receive will be used to buy more things needed by the families. You can donate online or by text using the details below.

3. Kind messages: If you would like to send a kind message to one of the families supported by the food bank or any of the volunteers working there, please write your message in the form below and we will pass it along. Or you can post your message to: 52 Lives (Food bank), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. Your contact details will not be passed on.

Buy a gift from the wishlist

What We Did

We provided almost £1500 worth of summer clothes, hates and sunscreen for the children using the food bank - and they have started to arrive! Families will now be able to choose some items for their children when they come to collect their food parcels.