12 Days Of Christmas 2018

Nourish launches new 12 days of Christmas campaign

We don’t stop our deliveries of short-term emergency food and support to local people in crisis over Christmas, in fact, it’s our busiest week of the year. Once again, we are reaching out to the local community to help to ensure that nobody goes without food over the festive period.

After running our reverse advent calendar campaign for the past two years, we have decided to launch a simpler 12 days of Christmas campaign, making it easier for the community to collect and give us their donations before they get busy over the Christmas period.

Nourish is asking individuals, schools, churches and businesses to get involved. If you are holding a collection you can download our wall poster and donation station poster

Thank you and a Merry Christmas from the whole team at Nourish!


What is the 12 Days Of Christmas campaign?

We are asking people to put an essential food bag item into a box every day during the first 12 days of December. As an alternative, making a £3 donation is enough to buy someone in need a foodbag meal over the Christmas period.

Last year, we had our busiest Christmas period ever and during the Christmas week we delivered 129 emergency food parcels, 94 for families and 35 for individuals in crisis. This is over 4,900 meals.

Suggested items for the collection include tinned vegetables, rice, sauces for rice, tinned tomatoes, noodles, tinned fish, pasta sauce, tinned fruit, toilet roll, tinned spaghetti, cup-a-soup and a Christmas treat.

Thanks to people’s generosity over the past year, Nourish has more than enough stock for the next few months of foodbag favourites pasta, soup and beans. #nopastaorbeans


How do we get our complete box to Nourish?

Once again, the campaign is being supported by Royal Victoria Place shopping centre which has kindly donated a pop-up shop in Ely Court  which will be open from 12-5pm on the 13th-16th December to allow shoppers and visitors to drop off their 12 days of Christmas collections.

Alternatively, donations can be dropped off any time at the Big Yellow Self Storage at Longfield Road until December 21st.

Please share photos of your collections on social media using the hashtags #NourishCommunityFoodbank and #OurTownCares.

Download and print your own posters!



To donate online please do so using the Paypal button below.