Food Bank Challenge!

The weekend is packed full of adventure, teamwork, challenge, craft, reflection and fun. Embrace the weekend in true Scouting style.

FThe power of Scouting truly transforms our communities and provides #SkillsForLife for our membership. During the past week we have been in contact with local food banks due to a plea that has gone out from them. We would like to answer that plea!

We would like every person coming to Shirejam to add one item to their kit list. It can be any item from the list below and we will donate it to the Foodbanks. If, every person brings an item that could be 4,000 cans of food to help families in the County of Hereford of Worcester. I hope you are up for this challenge!

We will ask YP with the help of their leaders to drop off their donations near the hub at any point during the weekend. On Sunday Lunchtime they will be transferred to Foodbanks in Hereford and Worcester!

There is a wish list so please choose your items!

Worcestershire accepts all donations but particularly need:

  • Long life fruit juice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Crackers
  • Tinned meat and fish
  • Tinned fruit
  • Rice pudding
  • Small packets of washing powder

Hertfordshire currently need:

  • Tinned hot meat
  • Tinned cold meat (ham, corned beef)
  • Tinned veg
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tomatoe sauce
  • Sandwich spread
  • Jam
  • Pasta sauce/cooking sauce
  • Ready meals/microwave meals
  • Gluten free products
  • Instant rice/pasta meals
  • Ladies and men’s toiletries
  • Tea
  • Coffee

We look forward to passing your donations on. Groups, if you have unopened food at the end of your camp, please consider donating these items to the food bank too.

It leaves us to say, have an awesome, amazing weekend – we truly hope your young person(s) and fellow leaders enjoy the weekend. We have some dedicated leaders that have made Shirejam a reality! Enjoy!

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