• Archive for December, 2013

    A Huge Christmas Thank You!

    by  • December 6, 2013 • foodbank, Silklife Foodbank

    Wow what a few weeks it’s been!  We’ve been so blessed to have an unprecedented response to our Christmas appeal, and with the amazing donations came lots of amazing volunteers!  We want to say a huge thank you to all of you, we really wouldn’t have been able to sort through and pack all the food without your help.  So much of the help has come from ordinary people who genuinely care about the poverty in our town, we are so so grateful to you all.

    Here are a few more examples of those who have so generously supported the Foodbank, making a huge difference to the people of Macclesfield.  Tesco set up and collected food donations in store at the end of November and collected so much food its being delivered in 2 drops!  The housing department at Cheshire East Council held a Christmas raffle and raised £250, which we will use to buy Christmas food for our Christmas treat bags.  Tytherington High School Year 13’s organised a food collection for us and Gawsworth Tenants Assosiation held a soup swap lunch where people brought an item from the Foodbank list in return for a delicious bowl of homemade soup and crusty bread!  This is in addition to our regular ‘unsung heroes’ who tirelessly work away all year.  THANK YOU so so much, you are making a bigger difference than you realise and we could not do it without you!  Merry Christmas to you all!