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Reverse Advent Calendar for Brecon Foodbank


Reverse Advent Calendars seem to be catching on for many charities, especially Foodbanks. The concept is very simple: you put one non-perishable item of food or item of toiletries into a box for each day of Advent and take it to your local Foodbank on Christmas Eve for them to use for Christmas parcels. The only snag is, Christmas Eve is too late for the Christmas parcels we give out! (And we are not actually open on Christmas Eve this year).

So if you would like to do a Reverse Advent Calendar for Brecon Foodbank, we suggest that you do it in one of the following ways:

Do it from Mid-November and bring us what you collect by 5th December.

If you want to do it for Advent, just collect the sort of items we put in a ‘normal’ parcel (rather than a Christmas one) and bring us what you collect in the New Year.

Whatever you decide to do, we will be extremely grateful!

What to include:

  • Normal Foodbank items such as:
  • Tins of fruit & veg
  • Tins of meat & fish
  • Custard
  • Sponge Puddings
  • UHT milk
  • UHT fruit juice
  • Shower gel
  • Cat & dog food
  • Christmas Items such as:
  • Christmas cakes
  • Mince pies
  • Trays of savoury snacks
  • Christmassy biscuits
  • Tinned ham
  • Christmas crackers
  • Christmassy sweets
  • Stocking fillers

Then, bring your box to the Foodbank (St John’s Centre, Pendre Close, Brecon) when we are open or put it in one of the collection points in town (Co-Op, Spar, Lloyds, Natwest Bank, Barclays Bank, most local churches)

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