What’s an advent calendar when it’s in reverse? It’s a good deed in December, but also a good way to kick off ways to help your local community for the rest of the year after too. Here’s some very short videos explaining how to take part in a Foodbank Advent campaign.
I found out about the annual initiative thanks to UK Money Bloggers. You can read about why the idea is to only put one item in each day on the UKMB blog.
Due to lockdown, some foodbanks are closed, or those shielding may also find it difficult to gather supplies. It’s possible to donate money to the Trussle Trust in lieu (or as well as putting a box together):
It’s worth pointing out that food banks rely on volunteers and donations all year round, even if demand is predicted to be higher this winter. If your January resolutions are already tickling the edge of your brain, spare a thought for how you might support your neighbourhood in 2021.
If you want to see what others are doing, search #FoodbankAdvent on social media. Or make sure you use that hashtag if you’d like to join in, or share the videos above with someone you know.
I might do a follow up on the campaign if you want to subscribe on YouTube. The aim of the channel is to generally spread good vibes surrounding money. The first video on saving money thanks to otters should give you an idea and can be seen right here on the blog:
Who doesn’t love a good otter at the end of the day?